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 Michael Spivak - University of Georgia
Contents: The Hardest Part of Mechanics (The Fundamentals); How Newton Analyzed Planetary Motion; Systems of Particles; Conservation Laws; Rigid Bodies; Constraints; Holonomic and Non-Holonomic Constraints; Statically Indeterminate Structures.
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 Howard Georgi - Harvard College
For students with good preparation in physics and mathematics at the level of the advanced placement curriculum. Topics include an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, Noether's theorem, special relativity, collisions and scattering, etc.
by Ray M. Bowen - Springer
This textbook is an introduction to the essentials of modern Continuum Mechanics for engineering graduate students. The book is self contained and suitable for self study. It establishes certain classical continuum models within a modern framework.