A Short Introduction to Theoretical Mechanics
by A. Nony Mous
Publisher: Archive.org 2007
Number of pages: 201
Contents: Introduction; Generalized Coordinate Systems; Differential Equations; One Dimensional Motion; Motion of a Particle in Two and Three Dimensions; Accelerated Frames of Reference; Systems of Interacting Particles; Systems of Interacting Particles: Two or Three Particles; Systems of Interacting Particles: Rigid Bodies; The Special Theory of Relativity.
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by Jerrold E. Marsden, Tudor S. Ratiu - Springer
This volume contains much of the basic theory of mechanics and should prove to be a useful foundation for further, as well as more specialized topics. As the name of the book implies, a consistent theme running through the book is that of symmetry.
by Walter Wilcox - Bookboon
This is a two semester introductory classical mechanics text. The coverage of material includes some unusual topics in variational techniques and deterministic chaos. The treatment of relativity is more complete than usual.
Classical mechanics is the study of the motion of bodies based upon Isaac Newton's famous laws of mechanics. The reader should be comfortable with basic physics concepts. Familiarity with geometry, algebra, and calculus is a must.
by Robert L. Dewar - The Australian National University
We develop a more abstract viewpoint in which one thinks of the dynamics of a system described by a number of generalized coordinates, but in which the dynamics can be encapsulated in a single scalar function: the Lagrangian or the Hamiltonian.