Mechanics

From Newton’s Laws to Deterministic Chaos

Authors: Scheck, Florian

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  • Two new sections added Up-to-date again Excellent accompaniment to graduate lectures

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This third edition closely follows the fifth German edition. In particular, it now contains an enlarged presentation of the "tippe top" and a new section on the use of Riemannian geometry in mechanics. As before, the book contains numerous problems with complete solutions, and some practical examples.This will be appreciated in particular by students using the text to accompnay lectures on mechanics. The main features of the book remain unchanged: the coverage extends from elementary Newtonian mechanics, Lagrangian as well as canonical Hamilton-Jacobian mechanics, the mechanics of rigid bodies, special relativity, and the geometric aspects of mechanics to the discussion of deterministic chaos and a short introduction to continuous systems. The book ends with some historical remarks on important pioneers in mechanics.

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"¿ The author writes well and comprehensively ¿ Ideal for a physics student desirous of mastering the basic tools." Contemporary Physics

"Scheck has provided us with an assortment of problems¿In addition, he has added an innovation: ¿practical¿ exercises along with suggested methods of approach for a solution¿ I would not be surprised if it were to find wider use among faculty and advanced students seeking to update their picture of mechanics¿one might do considerably worse than to use it as an entrée into the literature of chaos." American Scientist


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanics
Book Subtitle
From Newton’s Laws to Deterministic Chaos
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03748-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03748-5
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIV, 529
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in German under the title: Mechanik
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