Theoretical Mechanics
Theoretical Physics 1
Authors: Dreizler, Reiner M., Lüdde, Cora S.
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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 3Danimations.
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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 coworkers 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. Coauthor of 3 books with supporting CDROMs 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
Pages 111

Kinematics
Pages 1365

Dynamics I: Axioms and Conservation Laws
Pages 67137

Dynamics II: Problems of Motion
Pages 139183

General Formulation of the Mechanics of Point Particles
Pages 185269

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Bibliographic Information
 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Theoretical Mechanics
 Book Subtitle
 Theoretical Physics 1
 Authors

 Reiner M. Dreizler
 Cora S. Lüdde
 Series Title
 Graduate Texts in Physics
 Copyright
 2010
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 eBook ISBN
 9783642111389
 DOI
 10.1007/9783642111389
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783642111372
 Softcover ISBN
 9783642265860
 Series ISSN
 18684513
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 IX, 402
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