Accession Number : AD0771761
Title : A Note on Topological Degree for Potential Operators.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
Personal Author(s) : Rabinowitz,Paul H.
Report Date : NOV 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : The index of an isolated critical point which is also a local minimum is shown to be one for a class of functionals of interest. The result is applied to study the number of possible buckled states possessed by a thin elastic shell. (Author)
Descriptors : *Elastic shells, *Buckling, *Topology, Hilbert space, Operators(Mathematics), Theorems
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE