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
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE