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Classical Mechanics

An Introduction

Authors: Strauch, Dieter

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  • Very comprehensive textbook on theoretical mechanics
  • Explains Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics including classical field theory and continuum mechanics
  • Written for course adoptions of courses in theoretical physics, including electro- and thermodynamics, solid-state physics, quantum physics, relativity and statistics
  • Graduate students will benefit from the clear and straightforward explanations
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This upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate textbook primarily covers the theory and application of Newtonian and Lagrangian, but also of Hamiltonian mechanics. In addition, included are elements of continuum mechanics and the accompanying classical field theory, wherein four-vector notation is introduced without explicit reference to special relativity. The author's writing style attempts to ease students through the primary and secondary results, thus building a solid foundation for understanding applications. So the text is thus structured around developments of the main ideas, explicit proofs, and numerous clarifications, comments and applications. Numerous examples illustrate the material and often present alternative approaches to the final results. Frequent references are made linking mechanics to other fields of physics. These lecture notes have been used frequently by students to prepare for written and/or oral examinations. Summaries and problems conclude chapters and appendices supply needed background topics.

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“This is a textbook on classical mechanics written especially for students specializing in physics. According to the author, the main difference of this textbook from other books on the topic is a strong separation of axioms and fundamentals from various applications and comments on them. The book consists of 10 chapters and 10 appendices … . Undoubtedly, the book will be useful not only to students and postgraduate students of different specializations, but also to lecturers of universities.” (Sergei Georgievich Zhuravlev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1185, 2010)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09276-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Mechanics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73616-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73616-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73615-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09276-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 405
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