Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics
by Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom
Publisher: The MIT Press 2001
Number of pages: 527
This textbook takes an innovative approach to the teaching of classical mechanics, emphasizing the development of general but practical intellectual tools to support the analysis of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems. The development is organized around a progressively more sophisticated analysis of particular natural systems and weaves examples throughout the presentation. Explorations of phenomena such as transitions to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student to develop appropriate analytic tools for understanding.
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by Abdulwahab Amrani
Course objectives: To understand and use the general ideas of force vectors and equilibrium; To understand and use structural analysis and internal force and friction; To understand the ideas of center of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia.
by Tony Wayne
This text discusses some of the principles involved in the design of a roller coaster. It is intended for the middle or high school teacher, and physics students. Many of the concepts can be applied to topics other than roller coasters.
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 Zdenek Martinec - Charles University in Prague
This text is suitable for a two-semester course on Continuum Mechanics. It is based on notes from undergraduate courses. The material is intended for use by undergraduate students of physics with a year or more of college calculus behind them.