Modern Introductory Mechanics
by Walter Wilcox
Publisher: Bookboon 1999
Number of pages: 309
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, and the author introduces the idea of covariant and contravariant vectors and tensors.
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by Ron Shepard - Argonne National Laboratory
Notes for the pool player who enjoys playing the game, and who enjoys understanding how things work using the language of physics. The tone of the presentation directed toward the amateur who enjoys both physics and pool playing.
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 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.
Classical mechanics is the study of the motion of bodies based upon Isaac Newton's famous laws of mechanics. The reader should be comfortable with basic physics concepts. Familiarity with geometry, algebra, and calculus is a must.