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Classical Mechanics

Dynamics

Awrejcewicz, Jan

2012, XIV, 466 p.

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  • Provides the reader with a step-by-step introduction to the material, enabling them to learn quickly
  • Makes a bridge between theoretical (physics) and applied (engineering) classical mechanics
  • Contains numerous examples supported by color figures, illustrating various theoretical concepts​

This is the second volume of three books, by the same author, devoted to classical mechanics. In this book,  Classical Mechanics: Dynamics, dynamical and advanced mechanics problems are stated, illustrated, and discussed, including a few novel concepts by comparison to standard text books and monographs. Aside from being addressed to a wide spectrum of graduate students, postgraduate students, researchers, and instructors, from the fields of mechanical and civil engineering, this volume, which includes a wealth of worked examples and applications, is also intended to be used as a self-contained reference  for researchers in applied mathematics and physical sciences.

Chapter 1 covers dynamics of a particle and systems of particles, as well as rigid body motion about a point. Mathematical and physical pendulums are discussed in Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 presents static and dynamic problems of discrete mechanical systems. Classical equations of mechanics are studied in Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 introduces and illustrates classical impact theory. Chapter 6 deals with the vibrations of mechanical systems, and Chapter 7 briefly studies the dynamics of planets. Dynamics of variable mass systems are presented in Chapter 8, and body and multibody dynamics are studied in Chapter 9. A geometric approach to dynamical problems is the focus of Chapter 10, and Chapter 11 ends the text with  geometric dynamics.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Hamilton and Lagrange Mechanics - dynamics of particles - impact and friction - mathematical and physical pendulums - rigid body dynamics

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics

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