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by Tai L. Chow

Edition: 95Copyright: 1995

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1995

International: No

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This is the first classical mechanics book that stresses the role that classical mechanics played in 20th century physics. Classical topics such as adiabatic invariance are related to quantum theory, plasma physics, and modern thermodynamics.

Kinematics of Particle Motion.

The Newtonian Formulation of Mechanics.

Integration of Newton's Equations of Motion.

The Lagrangian Formulation of Mechanics: Descriptions of Motion in Configuration Spaces.

Hamiltonian Dynamics: Descriptions of Motion in Phase Spaces.

Central Force Motion.

Linear Oscillations.

Nonlinear Oscillations.

Collisions Between Particles.

Motion in Noninertial Systems.

Coupled Oscillations and Normal Coordinates.

The Motion of Rigid Bodies.

The Theory of Special Relativity.

Appendices.

Index.

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Summary

This is the first classical mechanics book that stresses the role that classical mechanics played in 20th century physics. Classical topics such as adiabatic invariance are related to quantum theory, plasma physics, and modern thermodynamics.

Table of Contents

Kinematics of Particle Motion.

The Newtonian Formulation of Mechanics.

Integration of Newton's Equations of Motion.

The Lagrangian Formulation of Mechanics: Descriptions of Motion in Configuration Spaces.

Hamiltonian Dynamics: Descriptions of Motion in Phase Spaces.

Central Force Motion.

Linear Oscillations.

Nonlinear Oscillations.

Collisions Between Particles.

Motion in Noninertial Systems.

Coupled Oscillations and Normal Coordinates.

The Motion of Rigid Bodies.

The Theory of Special Relativity.

Appendices.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1995

International: No

Published: 1995

International: No

Kinematics of Particle Motion.

The Newtonian Formulation of Mechanics.

Integration of Newton's Equations of Motion.

The Lagrangian Formulation of Mechanics: Descriptions of Motion in Configuration Spaces.

Hamiltonian Dynamics: Descriptions of Motion in Phase Spaces.

Central Force Motion.

Linear Oscillations.

Nonlinear Oscillations.

Collisions Between Particles.

Motion in Noninertial Systems.

Coupled Oscillations and Normal Coordinates.

The Motion of Rigid Bodies.

The Theory of Special Relativity.

Appendices.

Index.