Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry
by Jerrold E. Marsden, Tudor S. Ratiu
Publisher: Springer 1998
Number of pages: 549
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.
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by Douglas Cline - River Campus Libraries
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 ...
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 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.
by E.R. Hedrick, O.D. Kellogg - Ginn and company
It has been the practice at the University of Missouri to follow the course in sophomore calculus with several weeks in applications to mechanics, a subject rich in the kind of material desired. This book is a formulation of the work there attempted.