Mathematical Theories of Elasticity


PROFESSOR KARL PEARSON is to be congratulated on having brought his task, after nine years' hard work, to a conclusion; and the result would surprise Dr. Todhunter, the original projector of the treatise, could he see the three large volumes, of 2200 pages and 1800 articles, which have grown from the notes he made for a modest history of elasticity. The labour in the preparation of this history must have been enormous; it is the sort of work which is best left for a German to carry out; even the cutting of the pages is sufficient to give the reviewer a headache and mental indigestion.

A History of the Elasticity and Strength of Materials.

Vol.II. Parts I. and II. By the late Isaac Todhunter. Edited and completed by Karl Pearson, M.A., Professor of Applied Mathematics, University College, London. (Cambridge: at the University Press, 1893.)

A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity.

By A. E. H. Love, Fellow and Lecturer of St. John's College, Cambridge. Vol. II. (Cambridge: at the University Press, 1893.)

Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of the Stress and Strains of Elastic Solids.

By Benjamin Williamson, Fellow and Senior Tutor of Trinity College, Dublin. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894.)

Theory of Structures and Strength of Materials.

By Henry T. Bovey, Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, M'Gill University, Montreal. (New York: John Wiley and Sons. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, and Co., 1893.)

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