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 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 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.
by S. L. Loney - Cambridge University Press
This little book is of a strictly elementary character, and is intended for the use of students whose knowledge of Geometry and Algebra is not presumed to extend beyond the first two Books of Euclid and the solution of simple Quadratic Equations.
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.