# Spencer Operator and Applications: From Continuum Mechanics to Mathematical Physics"

@article{Pommaret2012SpencerOA, title={Spencer Operator and Applications: From Continuum Mechanics to Mathematical Physics"}, author={J. F. Pommaret}, journal={arXiv: Analysis of PDEs}, year={2012} }

The Spencer operator, introduced by D.C. Spencer fifty years ago, is rarely used in mathematics today and, up to our knowledge, has never been used in engineering applications or mathematical physics. The main purpose of this paper, an extended version of a lecture at the second workshop on Differential Equations by Algebraic Methods (DEAM2, february 9-11, 2011, Linz, Austria) is to prove that the use of the Spencer operator constitutes the common secret of the three following famous books…

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