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Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Refer to Cambridge University Press, UK branch
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521708319

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    'The writing here is a picture of clarity and directness … The exercises include plenty of interesting and challenging problems … an attractive and well-written exposition of classical mechanics. I wish it had been my textbook when I was a student.' Mathematical Association of America

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521708319
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • contains: 193 b/w illus. 3 tables 348 exercises
    • availability: Refer to Cambridge University Press, UK branch
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Newtonian Mechanics of a Single Particle:
    1. The algebra and calculus of vectors
    2. Velocity, acceleration and scalar angular velocity
    3. Newton's laws of motion and the law of gravitation
    4. Problems in particle dynamics
    5. Linear oscillations
    6. Energy conservation
    7. Orbits in a central field
    8. Non-linear oscillations and phase space
    Part II. Multi-particle Systems:
    9. The energy principle
    10. The linear momentum principle
    11. The angular momentum principle
    Part III. Analytical mechanics:
    12. Lagrange's equations and conservation principle
    13. The calculus of variations and Hamilton's principle
    14. Hamilton's equations and phase space
    Part IV. Further Topics:
    15. The general theory of small oscillations
    16. Vector angular velocity and rigid body kinematics
    17. Rotating reference frames
    18. Tensor algebra and the inertia tensor
    19. Problems in rigid body dynamics
    Appendix: centres of mass and moments of inertia
    Answers to the problems
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    R. Douglas Gregory

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