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Modern Classical Mechanics


T. M. Helliwell, Harvey Mudd College, California, V. V. Sahakian, Harvey Mudd College, California


In this modern and distinctive textbook, Helliwell and Sahakian present classical mechanics as a thriving and contemporary field with strong connections to cutting-edge research topics in physics. Each part of the book concludes with a capstone chapter describing various key topics in quantum mechanics, general relativity, and other areas of modern physics, clearly demonstrating how they relate to advanced classical mechanics, and enabling students to appreciate the central importance of classical mechanics within contemporary fields of research. Numerous and detailed…

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Key features

  • Capstone chapters at the end of each part relate advanced classical mechanics to contemporary topics in modern physics, encouraging students to consider the relevance of mechanics in their own future research careers
  • Numerous homework problems and detailed examples are interspersed throughout the text, as students often learn theoretical concepts best through practical application
  • Fully worked solutions to all problems in the text and lecture slides to be used with the book, are included in an online instructors' manual


  • Finalist, 2021 PROSE Award for Chemistry and Physics

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