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Graduate Texts in Physics

Mechanics

From Newton's Laws to Deterministic Chaos

Authors: Scheck, Florian

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  • Enables the reader to develop general principles from which equations of motions may be derived
  • Highlights the importance of the concept of symmetries as a basis for quantum mechanics
  • Over 120 problems with complete solutions, and several practical examples
  • Completely revised and updated, including new sections on Noether's and Steiner's theorem, early introduction of phase space and "bra and ket" symbolics
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About this Textbook

This book covers all topics in mechanics from elementary Newtonian mechanics, the principles of canonical mechanics and rigid body mechanics to relativistic mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. It was among the first textbooks to include dynamical systems and deterministic chaos in due detail. As compared to the previous editions the present fifth edition is updated and revised with more explanations, additional examples and sections on Noether's theorem.

Symmetries and invariance principles, the basic geometric aspects of mechanics as well as elements of continuum mechanics also play an important role. The book will enable the reader to develop general principles from which equations of motion follow, to understand the importance of canonical mechanics and of symmetries as a basis for quantum mechanics, and to get practice in using general theoretical concepts and tools that are essential for all branches of physics.

The book contains more than 120 problems with complete solutions, as well as some practical examples which make moderate use of personal computers. This will be appreciated in particular by students using this textbook to accompany lectures on mechanics. The book ends with some historical notes on scientists who made important contributions to the development of mechanics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-05370-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 82,60 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26046-9
  • 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
Mechanics
Book Subtitle
From Newton's Laws to Deterministic Chaos
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05370-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05370-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26046-9
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XVI, 547
Number of Illustrations
174 b/w illustrations
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