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AEM professors publish materials books

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Two books written by AEM professors were published at the end of 2011. The books are dedicated to the theoretical modeling and simulation of materials.

Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques, by AEM Professor Ellad Tadmor and Carleton University (Canada) Professor Ronald E. Miller, was published November 24, 2011. The book explains many of the key theoretical ideas behind the modern theory of materials modeling including continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations, and multiscale techniques.

Its companion book, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics: From Fundamental Concepts to Governing Equations, is authored by Tadmor, Miller, and AEM Associate Professor Ryan Elliott. It was published on December 15, 2011. This book covers topics directly related to nonlinear materials modeling with an emphasis on the thermo-mechanical behavior of solid-state systems.

“In Modeling Materials, we tried to create a book that covers multiple topics in a way that points out the connections between them and in a language that can be followed by people from different fields and backgrounds,” Professor Tadmor said. “Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics grew from this effort of connecting to other fields. It led us to ask a lot more questions about the foundations of continuum theory and its limitations. As a result, the book discusses many interesting subtleties that are usually not covered in continuum textbooks.”  

Together the two books present the fundamentals of multiscale materials modeling. They are geared toward graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry, and engineering. More information about the books can be found at

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