Vectors I - Lesson 2

In this lesson, the total mass and the force of the body will be introduced as the continuous functions of the position of the coordinates of the various points in the body. Mass density and gravity are the continuous functions of the position integrated over the elemental volume.

In addition, the three main components of continuum mechanics are introduced. These include:

  1. Kinematics
  2. Balance laws
  3. Constitutive laws

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

In this video we will answer the following question:

  • You mentioned transport can be studied using continuum physics. What are the corresponding balance laws for transport?