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In this course, we discuss how to mathematically describe the distortion that solids and fluids undergo. We cover important topics such as (i) deformation of curves, surfaces and volumes; (ii) measures of strain; (iii) polar decomposition and (iv) rate of deformation. On completing this course, we will have a better understanding of the kinematics that underlies continuum mechanics.

This course was created for Ansys Innovation Courses by Professor Krishna Garikipati and Dr. Gregory Teichert, University of Michigan, in partnership with Ansys.

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