From Elements of Continuum Mechanics
Joseph A. Schetz
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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In memory of my parents, Amir Chand and Dewki Bai Batra,
and my elder brother, Kharaiti Lal Batra.
I am deeply indebted to Professors J. L. Ericksen, C. A. Truesdell and Ingo M ller for teaching me whatever I know of the subject; of course any errors and /or omissions are my responsibilities. I thank my family and especially my wife, Manju, and two daughters, Monica and Meenakshi, for bearing with me during this endeavor. I very sincerely thank Professor K. Wilmanski of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics; Berlin for his kindness in providing very useful comments on an earlier version of the manuscript. Special thanks go to Mrs. Norma Guynn who very patiently converted my...
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