Point Defects In Solids
>> The properties of solid matter depend significantly on the distribution, mobility and mode of point defects like interstitial atoms, vacancies and holes.
>> The methods of fracture mechanics enable us to derive the forces driving the point defects, study their motion, and thus predict the corresponding response of the solid matter.
>> The technique of invariant integrals is extensively explored in this chapter for the derivation of the defect-driving forces, and the solution of some problems relating to the motion of the defects.
>> The method of invariant integrals introduced earlier by the present author is treated here as an alternative approach to the basic classic theories of mathematical physics including gravitational theory, electromagnetic field theory, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, gas dynamics and elasticity theory.