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Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics Hardcover – Sep 5 1997
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Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
"The book's goal is to provide an overview, pointing out highlights and unsolved problems, and putting individual results into a coherent context. It is full of historical nuggets, many of them surprising . . . The examples are especially helpful; if a particular topic seems difficult, a later example frequently tames it. The writing is refreshingly direct, never degenerating into a vocabulary lesson for its own sake. The book accomplishes the goals it has set for itself. While it is not an introduction to the field, it is an excellent overview."
―AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY
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In this chapter we write down the basic experimental facts which lie at the foundation of mechanics: Galileo's principle of relativity and Newton's differential equation. Read the first page
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On the other hand, the exercises, although not very numberous, are very well conceived and help a lot to deepen the comprehension of the text. Also, the order of the topics is linear and very effective from a didactic point of view. The exposition is clear, concise and always goes straight to the point. Thanks to these features, it is one of the most effective books for self-teaching I ever happened to read.
From a physical point of view, the domain of applications is essentially limited to discrete systems. Furthermore, the electromagnetism and relativity are not even cited, although they can be viewed as the logical completion of classical mechanics (see, for example, Goldstein). But the extreme generality of the approach largely balance the more restricted physical domain. In my opinion, the best book you can read on the topics.
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After reading Arnold, I know no other authors of classical mechanics.Published on Feb. 15 2001 by Li-yu-xuan
This book has theorems and proofs, unlike most mechanics books. Being a mathematics book, the objects are clearly defined and the hypothesis clearly stated. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 1999
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