Ray M. Bowen

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

President Emeritus

Texas A&M University

The free textbooks,

 

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.

and

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 for purchase from Dover Publications.

 

ADDITIONAL FREE TEXTBOOK DOWNLOADS 

 

The following three textbooks are also available for downloading.

 

            1. “LECTURES ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS,

                        Part 1: Linear Algebra

            2. “LECTURES ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS,

                        Part 2: Numerical Analysis

 

            3. “Porous Elasticity: Lectures on the Elasticity of Porous Materials

                      as an Application of the Theory of Mixtures”

 

Feedback on these books is always 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

rbowen@tamu.edu.

 

 

*Updated and Revised August,  2015