UW ESS 411/511

Combined Undergraduate and Graduate course, University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 2021

Continuum mechanics describes how internal and boundary forces can affect and change the interiors of bodies. Conservation laws and constitutive relations allow us to apply continuum concepts to studies of the Earth. In this class, we use Cartesian tensors to describe stress and strain, strain rate, and other continuum behaviors such as thermal response. For more details, see the course materials on GitHub.