The intrinsic approach to the nonlinear dynamics of shells, which was introduced in [6], is reviewed and extended by the addition of appropriate initial and boundary conditions of the dynamic and kinematic types to the field equations. The alternative semi-intrinsic velocity approaches (where the velocity components supply the connection between the equations of motion and the time rates of the metric and curvature) are also presented. Both linear and rotational velocity forms are included. The relative merits of these approaches to shell dynamics are discussed and compared with extrinsic approaches.

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