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Classical Mechanics

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ISBN-10: 0521534097

ISBN-13: 9780521534093

Edition: 2005

Authors: R. Douglas Gregory

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Gregory's Classical Mechanics is a major new textbook for undergraduates in mathematics and physics. It is a thorough, self-contained and highly readable account of a subject many students find difficult. The author's clear and systematic style promotes a good understanding of the subject; each concept is motivated and illustrated by worked examples, while problem sets provide plenty of practice for understanding and technique. Computer assisted problems, some suitable for projects, are also included. The book is structured to make learning the subject easy; there is a natural progression from core topics to more advanced ones and hard topics are treated with particular care. A theme of the…    
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Book details

List price: $70.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 606
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Douglas Gregory is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He is a researcher of international standing in the field of elasticity, and has held visiting positions at New York University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Washington. He is highly regarded as a teacher of applied mathematics: this, his first book, is the product of many years ' teaching experience.

Newtonian Mechanics of a Single Particle
The algebra and calculus of vectors
Velocity, acceleration and scalar angular velocity
Newton's laws of motion and the law of gravitation
Problems in particle dynamics
Linear oscillations
Energy conservation
Orbits in a central field
Non-linear oscillations and phase space
Multi-particle Systems
The energy principle
The linear momentum principle
The angular momentum principle
Analytical mechanics
Lagrange's equations and conservation principle
The calculus of variations and Hamilton's principle
Hamilton's equations and phase space
Further Topics
The general theory of small oscillations
Vector angular velocity and rigid body kinematics
Rotating reference frames
Tensor algebra and the inertia tensor
Problems in rigid body dynamics
Centres of mass and moments of inertia
Answers to the problems