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Thoughts on the Concept of Stress

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Walter Noll

Stress is not a primitive concept; it is based on the concept of force, which can be described by a basic mathematical structure and then is connected to real situations by constitutive laws, laws which may be internal or external. To deal with force one first has to describe what is meant by a physical system.




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