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The Theory of the Top Volume III

Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical Applications

Klein, Felix, Sommerfeld, Arnold

Translated by Nagem, R.J., Sandri, G.

2012, XV, 310 p. 64 illus.

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  • Provides insights into kinematic theory
  • Discusses practical uses of applied theoretical mechanics
  • Incorporates both historical matter and recent advances

The Theory of the Top. Volume III. Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical Applications is the third in a series of four self-contained English translations of the classic and definitive treatment of rigid body motion.

Key features:

* Complete and unabridged presentation with recent advances and additional notes;

* Annotations by the translators provide insights into the nature of science and mathematics in the late 19th century;

* Each volume interweaves theory and applications.

The Theory of the Top was originally presented by Felix Klein as an 1895 lecture at Göttingen University that was broadened in scope and clarified as a result of collaboration with Arnold Sommerfeld.  Graduate students and researchers interested in theoretical and applied mechanics will find this series of books a thorough and insightful account.  Other volumes in the series include Introduction to the Kinematics and Kinetics of the Top, Development of the Theory in the Case of the Heavy Symmetric Top, and Technical Applications of the Theory of the Top.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Nagem - Sandri - dkcurrent - gyroscopic motion - quaterion theory - rigid bodies - rotation - spinning tops

Related subjects » Birkhäuser History of Science - Birkhäuser Mathematics - Birkhäuser Physics

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