Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Lecture Notes on Newtonian Mechanics

Lessons from Modern Concepts

Authors: Shapiro, Ilya L., de Berredo-Peixoto, Guilherme

  • Provides a concise and compact introductory text to Newtonian Mechanics at an advanced level
  • Uses modern concepts such as the equivalence principle to simplify solving basic mechanics problems which makes the solutions more understandable
  • Fits the need for a one-semester course in Classical Mechanics, before introducing advanced concepts such as action, Lagrange and Hamilton equations
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About this Textbook

One could make the claim that all branches of physics are basically generalizations of classical mechanics. It is also often the first course which is taught to physics students. The approach of this book is to construct an intermediate discipline between general courses of physics and analytical mechanics, using more sophisticated mathematical tools.

The aim of this book is to prepare a self-consistent and compact text that is very useful for teachers as well as for independent study.

About the authors

Dr. Ilya L. Shapiro is originally from the city of Pavolar, Kazakhstan. He received his Ph.D. in physical and mathematical sciences of the USSR at Tomsk State University. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for several years at the Department of Real Analysis at the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, which has a very strong and world-renowned research group in theoretical physics. In 1994, he became a visiting researcher at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, and he is currently a physics professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil, where he has worked since 1996. To date he still maintains his position (on leave) at Tomsk State Pedagogical University. Dr. Shapiro is the author of more than 100 papers on quantum gravity, cosmology and quantum field theory in curved spaces. He is the author of ‘Effective Action in Quantum Gravity’ (IOP Publishing, 1992), one of the most cited works in the fields of quantum gravity and quantum field theory in curved space.

Dr. Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto is originally from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Brazilian Center for Physics Research at the Federal University of Rio de Janiero in 2001. He worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada, and then as a professor at the State University of Santa Catarina in Lages, Brazil. He is currently an adjunct physics professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil, where he advises several students and has authored and co-authored about 25 scientific articles.

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“The textbook is an introductory course into classical mechanics. … The aim is to define the key notions of Newtonian mechanics and to show how to solve problems of standard difficulty and sometimes a bit more difficult ones. The book has ten chapters and an appendix. … The book is self-consistent and can be recommended to teachers and for independent study of classical mechanics.” (Irina Alexandrovna Bolgrabskaya, zbMATH, Vol. 1284, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lecture Notes on Newtonian Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Modern Concepts
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7825-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7825-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7824-9
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
92 b/w illustrations
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