Variational Principles in Classical Mechanics
by Douglas Cline
Publisher: River Campus Libraries 2017
Number of pages: 587
This book introduces variational principles, and illustrates the intellectual beauty, the remarkable power, and the broad scope, of applying variational principles to classical mechanics. Applications presented cover a wide variety of topics, as well as extensions to accommodate relativistic mechanics, and quantum theory.
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