Airy’s stress function defines a plane state of stress by simple formulas. When the constants of elasticity are known, Airy’s function will also define the strains and detrusions by simple formulas, but the determination of the displacements is less direct. The solution described in this paper may be interpreted as a variant of a solution given by A. E. H. Love. Simple formulas are obtained by use of functions of a complex variable.

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