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Introduction to classical mechanics : with problems and solutions

Author: David J Morin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, oscillations, energy, momentum, angular momentum, planetary motion, and special relativity. It also explores more advanced topics, such as normal modes, the Lagrangian method, gyroscopic motion, fictitious forces, 4-vectors, and general relativity."
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Problèmes et exercices
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Morin
ISBN: 9780521876223 0521876222
OCLC Number: 154682282
Description: xvii, 719 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Strategics for solving problems --
2. Statics --
3. Using F = ma --
4. Oscillations --
5. Conservation of energy and momentum --
6. Lagrangian method --
7. Central forces --
8. Angular momentum, Part I (Constant L) --
9. Angular momentum, Part II (General L) --
10. Accelerating frames of reference --
11. Relativity (Kinematics) --
12. Relativity (Dynamics) --
13. 4-vectors --
14. General Relativity --
App. A. Useful formulas --
App. B. Multivariable, vector calculus --
App. C.F = ma vs. F = dp/dt --
App. D. Existence of principal axes --
App. E. Diagonalizing matrices --
App. F. Qualitative relativity questions --
App. G. Derivations of the Lv/c[superscript 2] result --
App. H. Resolutions to the twin paradox --
App. I. Lorentz transformations --
App. J. Physical constants and data.
Responsibility: David Morin.

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Supplementary textbook for all levels of undergraduate physics courses in classical mechanics.  Read more...
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'This textbook serves as an introduction to standard undergraduate classical mechanics topics, including Newton's laws, energy, momentum, oscillators, rotational dynamics and angular momentum. ... Read more...

 
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