Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics
by Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom
Publisher: The MIT Press 2001
Number of pages: 526
This textbook takes an innovative approach to the teaching of classical mechanics, emphasizing the development of general but practical intellectual tools to support the analysis of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems. The development is organized around a progressively more sophisticated analysis of particular natural systems and weaves examples throughout the presentation. Explorations of phenomena such as transitions to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student to develop appropriate analytic tools for understanding.
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by Joel A. Shapiro - Rutgers
A textbook for an advanced course in classical mechanics covering: Particle Kinematics; Lagrange's and Hamilton's Equations; Two Body Central Forces; Rigid Body Motion; Small Oscillations; Hamilton's Equations; Perturbation Theory; Field Theory.
by Eric Poisson - University of Guelph
These lecture notes are suitable for a one-semester course at the third-year undergraduate level. The table of contents: Newtonian mechanics; Lagrangian mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; Term project: Motion around a black hole.
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 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.