Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
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 Newton's laws and with basic physics concepts such as mass, moments of inertia, length, force and time. Familiarity with geometry, algebra, and calculus is a must.
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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.
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 Ron Shepard - Argonne National Laboratory
Notes for the pool player who enjoys playing the game, and who enjoys understanding how things work using the language of physics. The tone of the presentation directed toward the amateur who enjoys both physics and pool playing.
by S. L. Loney - Cambridge University Press
This little book is of a strictly elementary character, and is intended for the use of students whose knowledge of Geometry and Algebra is not presumed to extend beyond the first two Books of Euclid and the solution of simple Quadratic Equations.