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This course builds
on the fundamentals of solid mechanics taught
in MEAM210 and addresses more advanced problems
in strength of materials. The students are
exposed to a wide array of applications
from traditional engineering disciplines
as well as emerging areas such as biotechnology
and nanotechnology. The methods of analysis
developed in this course form the cornerstone
of machine design and also more advanced
topics in the mechanics of materials.
Text
book: 'Mechanics of materials' by Beer,Johnston
and DeWolf (5th edition).





This
course will start with concepts in linear
and nonlinear elasticity and move towards
more advanced topics such as matensitic
materials, atomisticcontinuum connections
etc. The stress fields around defects such
as point defects, dislocations, cracks etc.,
will be discussed. The course is primarily aimed at graduate
students in solid mechanics and materials
science.
Text
books: There are no prescribed text books
for this course. Topics
will be derived from the following books:
(a)
'Theory of elasticity' by Timoshenko and
Goodier
(b) 'Intermediate elasticity' by J. R. Barber





This course is targeted to engineering Ph.D. students in all areas. It will focus on the study of linear
spaces (both finite and infinite dimensional) and of operators defined on such spaces. Some examples of techniques that will be studied
include Fourier series, Green’s functions for ordinary and partial differential operators, eigenvalue
problems for ordinary differential equations, singular value decomposition of matrices, etc.
Text
books: There are no prescribed text books
for this course. Topics
will be derived from the following books:
(a) Boundary value problems of mathematical physics – Vol. 1
by Ivar Stakgold
(b) Principles and techniques of applied mathematics by Bernard Friedman
(c) Applied Linear Algebra (3rd edition)
by Ben Noble and James W. Daniel





This
course is targeted to engineering students
working in the areas of nano/bio technology.
The course starts with a quick review of
statistical mechanics and proceeds to applications
in solution electrostatics (PoissonBoltzmann equation),
mechanics of biopolymers, reaction rate
kinetics, solid state physics and other
areas of current technological relevance.
Lecture Notes (pdf files):
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Text Books: There is no prescribed
textbook for this course. Topics are
drawn from recent research and the following
books:
(a) 'Biological physics' by Philip C. Nelson
(b) 'Mechanics of the cell' by David Boal
(c) 'States of matter' by David Goodstein



