# MT30271: Elasticity

This course gives an introduction to the mathematical theory
of linear elasticity. Elasticity is concerned with the deformation
of solid bodies in response to applied forces. The course will show
how such problems can be formulated in mathematical terms and how
the governing equations can be solved.
For an overview of the course see the
official
syllabus.
Many members of staff in the department have research
interests in elasticity and this course will lay the foundations
for possible future postgraduate work in this discipline.
Obvious applications exist in engineering problems.

This course is currently taught by
Dr. Matthias Heil. This page provides online access to the lecture
notes, example sheets and other handouts and announcements.

Please note that the lecture notes only summarize the main results
and will generally be handed out *
after* the material has been covered in the lecture.

If you have any questions about the lecture, please see me in my
office (Lamb building, room 1.05), contact me by email
(
M.Heil@maths.man.ac.uk) or catch me after the lecture.

## Assessment:

The course will be examined in a two hour exam in January. Coursework
(you will be expected to hand in homework on a regular basis) will
account for 20% of the final mark.
## Coursework:

Please hand in your coursework by Friday 12 noon
of the week following the one in which the sheet was
covered in the examples class (so you'll have a second chance to
ask questions about a example sheet if you can't get all the coursework
done during the examples class). Please place your solutions
in the envelope on my door (Lamb building, office 1.05).
I will return the marked homework (with solutions) in the
following week (or so....).
## Handouts:

Please note a few for previous
handouts (the files above have already been corrected).

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