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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
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