Building on the author’s previous book in the series, Complex Analysis with Applications to Flows and Fields (CRC Press, 2010), Transcendental Representations with Applications to Solids and Fluids focuses on four infinite representations: series expansions, series of fractions for meromorphic functions, infinite products for functions with infinitely many zeros, and continued fractions as alternative representations. This book also continues the application of complex functions to more classes of fields, including incompressible rotational flows, compressible irrotational flows, unsteady flows, rotating flows, surface tension and capillarity, deflection of membranes under load, torsion of rods by torques, plane elasticity, and plane viscous flows. The two books together offer a complete treatment of complex analysis, showing how the elementary transcendental functions and other complex functions are applied to fluid and solid media and force fields mainly in two dimensions.
The mathematical developments appear in odd-numbered chapters while the physical and engineering applications can be found in even-numbered chapters. The last chapter presents a set of detailed examples. Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with related topics.
Written by one of the foremost authorities in aeronautical/aerospace engineering, this self-contained book gives the necessary mathematical background and physical principles to build models for technological and scientific purposes. It shows how to formulate problems, justify the solutions, and interpret the results.
Table of Contents
Sequences of Fractions or Products. Compressible and Rotational Flows. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Plane Elasticity and Multiharmonic Functions. Circular and Hyperbolic Functions. Membranes, Capillarity, and Torsion. Infinite and Cyclometric Representations. Confined and Unsteady Flows. Infinite Processes and Summability. Twenty Examples. Bibliography. Index.
Luis Manuel Braga da Costa Campos is the director and founder of the Center for Aeronautical and Space Science and Technology at Lisbon Technical University, where he is also the coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in aerospace engineering and coordinator of the applied and aerospace mechanics group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Campos is a member and vice chairman of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering; a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Astronomical Society, and Cambridge Philosophical Society; and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research focuses on acoustics, magnetohydrodynamics, special functions, and flight dynamics.