Published February 19, 2021
A new textbook written by Cemal Basaran, a longtime professor in UB’s Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, is making waves online among the mechanics and thermodynamics research community.
The book, “Introduction to Unified Mechanics Theory with Applications,” was published in January by Springer Publishing.
It now sits as the No. 1 new release on Amazon among books in the category of thermodynamics, which is a branch of science that examines the relationship between heat, work, temperature and energy. The book also was No. 1 in Amazon’s mechanics category (It was ranked No. 3 at the time of this posting).
“It’s gratifying to see such a strong public response to my book, which is the result of 30 years of scientific activity in classical mechanics and thermodynamics,” says Basaran, whose research featured in the book has been continuously supported by the Office of Naval Research.
Written as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate mechanics courses, as well as first-year graduate level courses, Basaran says dozens of scientists worldwide have made contributions to the work.
According to the description on Amazon, the book “describes the mathematical formulation and proof of the unified mechanics theory (UMT), which is based on the unification of Newton’s laws and the laws of thermodynamics.”
“It also presents formulations and experimental verifications of the theory for thermal, mechanical, electrical, corrosion, chemical and fatigue loads, and it discusses why the original universal laws of motion proposed by Isaac Newton in 1687 are incomplete.”