Introduction to classical mechanics, 2nd ed 1997

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704 p. · 24.2x18.5 cm · Hardback
Designed to bridge the gap between introductory college physics and advanced mechanics which will give a strong basis for future work in applied and pure mechanics, especially advanced physics such as quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and optics, this text provides a complete account of the classical mechanics at an intermediate level-with an option of using the state-of-the-art computer-based technology-e.g., Mathcad-in calculations, plots and graphs.
1. Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics.
2. Particle Dynamics in One Dimension.
3. Harmonic Oscillators.
4. Oscillating Systems.
5. Vector Analysis, Vector Operators, and Transformations.
6. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions.
7. Central Force.
8. System of Particles: Conservation Laws and Collisions.
9. Rigid Body Motion: I.
10. Gravitational Force and Potential.
11. Nonlinear Coordinate Systems.
12. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics.
13. Rigid Body Motion: II.
14. Theory of Small Oscillations and Coupled Oscillators.
15. Vibrating Strings and Fluids.
16. Special Theory of Relativity.
Index.
  • Pays special attention to such topics of modern interest as:
    - Nonlinear oscillators
    - Central force motion including of comets, satellite orbits and maneuvers.
    - Collisions in CMCS.
    - Horizontal wind circulation.
    - The relation between conservative laws and symmetry principles.
  • Includes IBM and Mac disks for Mathcad applications.
  • Offers maximum flexibility in length and depth of discussions.