Graduate Texts in Physics

Theoretical Mechanics

Theoretical Physics 1

Authors: Dreizler, Reiner M., Lüdde, Cora S.

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About this Textbook

After an introduction to basic concepts of mechanics more advanced topics build the major part of this book. Interspersed is a discussion of selected problems of motion. This is followed by a concise treatment of the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics, as well as a brief excursion on chaotic motion. The last chapter deals with applications of the Lagrangian formulation to specific systems (coupled oscillators, rotating coordinate systems, rigid bodies). The level of this textbook is advanced undergraduate. The authors combine teaching experience of more than 40 years in all fields of Theoretical Physics and related mathematical disciplines and thorough knowledge in creating advanced eLearning content. The text is accompanied by an extensive collection of online material, in which the possibilities of the electronic medium are fully exploited, e.g. in the form of applets, 2D- and 3D-animations.

- A collection of 74 problems with detailed step-by-step guidance towards the solutions.

- A collection of comments and additional mathematical details in support of the main text.

- A complete presentation of all the mathematical tools needed.

About the authors

Reiner Dreizler, professor emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the JWG University, Frankfurt am Main. Studies of physics and mathematics in Freiburg (Dipl. Phys.) and Canberra (Ph.D.). Appointments as Research Associate and Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, since 1972 Full Professor in Frankfurt. Honours achieved are Fellow of the American Physical Society and the endowed S. Lyson Professorship. The scientific work covers many body aspects in nuclear, atomic, molecular, solid state and elementary particle physics, both for structural as well as collision problems. The publication list (together with co-workers from around the globe) includes approx. 250 scientific papers, 5 conference proceedings and 4 text books. A teaching experience of more than 40 years in all fields of Theoretical Physics and related mathematical disciplines is the basis for the forthcoming introductory series in Theoretical Physics. Cora Lüdde, studies of physics and mathematics at the JWG University in Frankfurt am Main (Dipl.Phys.). A break from scientific activities in order to educate a daughter was followed by intensive occupation with computational matters, in particular the design of web based applications. Extensive programming experience in word processing and visualisation languages as e.g. Latex, Flash, Perl, Java, Fortran … on Windows and Unix platforms. Co-author of 3 books with supporting CD-ROMs on Theoretical Physics at university level. Studies of pedagogical matters dealing in particular with the teaching of sience at all levels of school and university.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • A First Survey

    Dreizler, Reiner M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Kinematics

    Dreizler, Reiner M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-65

  • Dynamics I: Axioms and Conservation Laws

    Dreizler, Reiner M. (et al.)

    Pages 67-137

  • Dynamics II: Problems of Motion

    Dreizler, Reiner M. (et al.)

    Pages 139-183

  • General Formulation of the Mechanics of Point Particles

    Dreizler, Reiner M. (et al.)

    Pages 185-269

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-11138-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-11137-2
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26586-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Physics 1
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11138-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11138-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11137-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26586-0
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 402
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