Mechanics and Special Relativity
by Howard Georgi
Publisher: Harvard College 2005
Number of pages: 203
Newtonian mechanics and special relativity 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, rotational motion, angular momentum, torque, the moment of inertia tensor, oscillators damped and driven, gravitation, planetary motion, and an introduction to cosmology.
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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 Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom - The MIT Press
The book emphasizes the development of general tools to support the analysis of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems. Explorations of transitions to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student to develop tools for understanding.
by Zdenek Martinec - Charles University in Prague
This text is suitable for a two-semester course on Continuum Mechanics. It is based on notes from undergraduate courses. The material is intended for use by undergraduate students of physics with a year or more of college calculus behind them.
by Paul Lammert
We will study some famous and amusing problems. We will recast Newton's mechanics in languages (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian) which are not only practical for many problems but allow the methods of mechanics to be extended into every corner of physics.