Foundations of Mechanics, Second Edition
by Ralph Abraham, Jerrold E. Marsden
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 1987
Number of pages: 826
The basic audience for the second edition of the book remains the same: mathematicians, physicists, and engineers interested in geometrical methods in mechanics, assuming a background in calculus, linear algebra, some classical analysis, and point set topology. The basic results in manifold theory are included, as well as some key facts from point set topology and Lie group theory.
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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 John C. Baez - University of California
These are course notes for a mathematics graduate course on classical mechanics. The author started with the Lagrangian approach, with a heavy emphasis on action principles, and derived the Hamiltonian approach from that.
by Yong X. Gan - InTech
This book summarizes the advances of Continuum Mechanics in several defined areas, with an emphasis on the application aspect: energy materials and systems, materials removal, and mechanical response/deformation of structural components.
by Oene Bottema, Bernard Roth - Dover Publications
An important reference for any researcher in kinematics, it covers many important results for analysis and design of mechanisms. The authors used the adjective theoretical in the title in order to distinguish the subject from applied kinematics.