The thermodynamics of elastic materials with heat conduction and viscosity

  title={The thermodynamics of elastic materials with heat conduction and viscosity},
  author={Bernard D. Coleman and Walter Noll},
  journal={Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis},
The basic physical concepts of classical continuum mechanics are body, configuration of a body, and force system acting on a body. In a formal rational development of the subject, one first tries to state precisely what mathematical entities represent these physical concepts: a body is regarded to be a smooth manifold whose elements are the material points; a configuration is defined as a mapping of the body into a three-dimensional Euclidean space, and a force system is defined to be a vector… 
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