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By Wu Yi Hsiang

The scholar of calculus is entitled to invite what calculus is and what it may be used for. This brief publication offers a solution. the writer starts off via demonstrating that calculus presents a mathematical software for the quantitative research of a variety of dynamical phenomena and structures with variable amounts. The textual content then seems on the origins and intuitive assets of calculus, its primary method, and its common framework and uncomplicated constitution, ahead of analyzing a number of standard purposes. The author's sort is direct and pedagogical. the hot scholar may still locate that the ebook offers a transparent and robust grounding during this very important process.

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Its elastic moduli tensor is determined by three independent components: the Young's modulus, E*, the Poisson ratio, v*, and the shear modulus, G*, for instance. 2 Particulate-filled composite Fig. 8. 37. 4 -=== rll 'tl 6 "' -= ~ ~ . 5 rll ........ 4 Filler fraction Fig. 8. Composite shear modulus, its "isotropic" prototype, and Reuss and Voight mean values. It is seen that real and isotropic shear moduli coincide very well in filler fraction ranges below 15%. Clearly a realistic particulate-filled material is isotropic.

Non-cubic geometry variations of the structural model will be analyzed. The first one, which will be called relative, assumes equality of the ratios of inclusion to cell size in every direction (Fig. 14) (a) _ __... __........ ,___............ " 28 2 Application of cell functions for the calculation of binary composite ... Xt (b) DODD DODD D~DD Fig. 4. x,-xz (x3) cross-section of a 3D composite of a periodic structure for relative (a) and absolute (b) packing of rectangular inclusions The second assumes another manner of rectangular inclusions packing: the absolute matrix ligament thickness does not depend on the ligament direction (Fig.

The sensitivity of the models to the matrix Poisson ratio, Vm (of course, in the range tested), with respect to the Young's modulus is so low that the corresponding plots cannot be distinguished in the figures. Increasing (Fig. 10) and decreasing (Fig. 12) Young's modulus concentration dependencies reflect the hardening and softening effects of the rigid particles and pores, respectively. Clearly, Vm affects the composite Poisson ratio, v*, the absolute value; however a decrease in v* with filling is a general law, which should be explained by the natural restriction of the transverse contraction caused by the addition of absolutely solid particles.

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