Ray M. Bowen
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
1. “Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 1, Linear and
Multilinear Algebra” by Ray M. Bowen and C.-C. Wang.
2. “Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 2, Vector and
Tensor Analysis” by Ray M. Bowen and C.-C. Wang.
3. “Introduction to Continuum Mechanics for Engineers”
by Ray M. Bowen.
are available for downloading as Adobe Acrobat files.
These books are typed revisions of books which were originally
published by Plenum Press. The first two were published in 1976 as
Volumes 1 and 2 in their series on Mathematical Concepts and
Methods in Science and Engineering, edited by Angelo Miele. The
third book was published in 1989 as Volume 39 in the same series.
Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol. 1 and 2, and Introduction
to Continuum Mechanics are also available from Dover Publications.
The online textbook,
“LECTURES ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS, Part 1: Linear Algebra”
is also available for download from this site. In addition, the draft textbook,
“Porous Elasticity: Lectures on the Elasticity of Porous Materials
as an Application of the Theory of Mixtures”
is available for download from this site.
Feedback on these books would be appreciated. In particular, If
typing mistakes and other problems are identified, the posted
files will be corrected. Feedback should be sent to Ray M. Bowen at
*Updated and Revised January, 2014