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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Classical Mechanics

Authors: Benacquista, Matthew J., Romano, Joseph D.

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  • Contains an early introduction of D’Alembert’s principle, variational principles and Lagrangian & Hamiltonian mechanics 
  • Provides an ideal blend of general concepts and methods which are then applied to important classes of problems
  • Uses Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods at an early stage to give an entirely different way to set up and solve motion problems
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides an introduction to classical mechanics at a level intermediate between the typical undergraduate and advanced graduate level. This text describes the background and tools for use in the fields of modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, astrophysics, particle physics, and relativity. Students who have had basic undergraduate classical mechanics or who have a good understanding of the mathematical methods of physics will benefit from this book.

About the authors

JOSEPH D. ROMANOProfessorDepartment of Physics and Astronomy University of Texas at Brownsville 80 Fort Brown Brownsville, TX 78520
Teaching Experience:Undergraduate-level: Introduction to Astronomy, Elementary Physics and Acoustics I and II, General Physics (lecture and lab), University Physics (lecture and lab), Mathematical Methods, Theoretical Physics,Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, and Quantum Mechanics. Graduate-level: Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics, General Relativity, Mathematical Methods, and a graduatelevelreading course on the statistical theory of signal detection. General Relativity to 4th year students at Cardiff University and 3rd year project supervision on black holes.
Matthew John Benacquista
Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of Texas Rio Grande ValleyOne W. University DriveBrownsville, TX 78521
TEACHING:2011 – present: Prof. of Physics, University of Texas at Brownsville2006 – 2011: Assoc. Prof. of Physics, University of Texas at Brownsville2000 – 2006: Prof. of Physics, Montana State University – Billings1995 - 2000: Assoc. Prof. of Physics, Montana State University - Billings1990 - 1995: Asst. Prof. of Math & Phys., Eastern Montana College1988 - 1990: Asst. Prof. Phys., Eastern Montana College
BOOKS:“An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars”, M. Benacquista, Springer, New York.(2012).

Reviews

“The book is written such that for each topic to be understood, each topic is presented with the minimum necessary material. This is good for those who do not like to waste time by reading unnecessary pages and pages discussing the same subject. The examples are very well chosen, they are the ones that every serious student of the subject must know.” (P. R. S. Carvalho, zbMATH 1408.70001, 2019)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Elementary Newtonian Mechanics

    Pages 1-40

    Benacquista, Matthew J. (et al.)

  • Principle of Virtual Work and Lagrange’s Equations

    Pages 41-72

    Benacquista, Matthew J. (et al.)

  • Hamilton’s Principle and Action Integrals

    Pages 73-110

    Benacquista, Matthew J. (et al.)

  • Central Force Problems

    Pages 111-152

    Benacquista, Matthew J. (et al.)

  • Scattering

    Pages 153-187

    Benacquista, Matthew J. (et al.)

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68779-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68780-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68780-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-68779-7
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 546
Number of Illustrations
160 b/w illustrations
Topics