Department of Mechanics: Literature
Here we would like to share some ideas, hints and recommendations regarding useful scientific and educational books and papers.
- Z. Bittnar, J. Šejnoha: Numerical Methods in Structural Mechanics, ASCE Publications, 1996
- This is the English translation of a book that was published in Czech in 1992 (Z. Bittnar, J. Šejnoha: Numerické metody mechaniky 1 a 2, České vysoké učení technické, Praha, 1992). The Czech version is out of stock and can be downloaded from here: File:Nmm1.pdf, File:Nmm2.pdf
- M. Jirásek, Z.P. Bažant: Inelastic Analysis of Structures, Wiley, 2002
- J. Kruis: Domain Decomposition Methods for Distributed Computing, Saxe-Coburg Publications, 2006
- M. Šejnoha, J. Zeman: Micromechanics in Practice, WIT Press, 2013
Please click on the above heading to display the full list. These lecture notes can be checked out by any department coworker, including PhD students.
- Open Textbook Initiative, collection of textbooks from various fields of Mathematics approved by American Institute of Mathematics
- matematika.cuni.cz - the site contains various mathematical materials related to courses taught at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague
- Advanced Experimental Techniques in Geomechanics (ALERT Doctoral School 2012)
- Here is the complete set of lecture notes: File:ALERT school 2012.pdf
- It is also possible to download some of the presentations.
- List of lecture notes on various topics in mechanics at imechanica.org
Writing guides and courses on scientific writing
- P. R. Halmos: How to write mathematics, L'Enseignement Mathématique, Vol.16 (1970)
- W. Strunk: Elements of Style, Filiquarian Publishing, 2007
- Short, clear, and self-contained book on clear writing. Highly recommended!
- San Francisco Edit Newsletters
- Helpful hints and suggestions on writing scientific papers.
- Effective Writing, essential tips on writing a scientific paper, provided by Nature
- Writing in the Sciences, online course available at Coursera.org (video lectures only) or at OpenEdX by Stanford (complete course including exercises)
- Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication by Linda Olson
- Innovating the Authorship Experience by Warren Raye, Amanda Hindle and Benjamin Shaw
- Writing and Speaking Guidelines for Engineering and Science by Michael Alley