Analytical Mechanics

Analytical Mechanics : A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems for Engineers, Physicists and Mathematicians

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This landmark reference source is a comprehensive guide to fundamental knowledge about the science of the actions of forces on material bodies - and the most comprehensive exposition available of the advanced engineering-oriented dynamics. In this carefully integrated and organized introduction to advanced analytical mechanics, Papastavridis brings together a wealth of knowledge, with special emphasis on basic principles and equations of motion as they apply to the most general constrained mechanical systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom. Covering concepts, principles, theories, and applications, the book also includes a large number of complete solved examples, problems (many with answers), and an extensive bibliography. Comprehensive, clearly organized, Analytical Mechanics is a valuable resource for students, their teachers, and researchers in physics and applied mathematics, and in industrial, aerospace, civil, mechanical, and other areas of engineering. Pre-publication reviews: "Unique in contents and perspective...has no competition in depth and breadth." George Simitses, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA "Probably the best of its kind and likely to become standard reference." Alex Dalgarno, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1416 pages
  • 176.3 x 261.6 x 69.6mm | 2,367.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures
  • 0195126971
  • 9780195126976

Table of contents

1. Background; 2. Kinematics; 3. Kinetics; 4. Impulsive Motion; 5. Nonlinear Noholomonic Constraints; 6. Differential Variational Principles; 7. Time Integral Theorems and Variational Principles; 8. Hamiltonian-Canonical Methodsshow more

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Presents an important up-to-date account of AM, and is a welcome addition to the present literature on the subject. The book will be of interest to all researchers in AM, as well as to graduate students in engineering, physics and mathematics. Zentralblatt Math A monumental treatise ... which is going to become a reference book on the subject ... It should not be missed by anybody working in the area of analytical dynamics or only wanting to understand major problems of the subject. Zentralblatt Mathshow more