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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