The presented short course is intended as the small addendum to the imposing size classical books on the mechanics of materials. The foundations of the nonlinear, linearized, and linear theories of elasticity, as well as the strength of materials, are offered. The chapters give in brief terms the information on fundamentals of mechanics of materials and have for an object to help him to systemize of his knowledge in the area of modern mechanics of materials, to understand the common background and interdependence of models and theories of the modern mechanics of materials.
About the Author
Doctor of Sciences, Professor, Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Rushchitsky Jeremiah is working in mechanics of materials. He is head of department at the S.P.Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv, professor of the Physical-Mathematical Faculty of the Igor Sikorsky National Technical University of Ukraine in Kyiv, Member of the Centre of Micro- and Nanomechanics at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). Author of 560 scientific publications including 18 books. Member of different international scientific societies.