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Mechanics : Volume 1

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Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.

The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0750628960
  • 9780750628969
  • 116,653

Table of contents

The equations of motion; Conservation laws; Integration of equations of motions; Collisions between particles; Small oscillations; Motion of a rigid body; Canonical equations.
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Review Text

Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, this mechanics text is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to a complete and direct means of solving problems in mechanics.
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'...a masterpiece of scientific writing...a scholarly and economic exposition of the subject'
Science Progress
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