Classical Mechanics / Edition 3

Classical Mechanics / Edition 3

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by Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole Jr., John L. Safko
     
 

For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics — an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics

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For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics — an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation to reflect today's physics curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201657029
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
557,699
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Survey of the Elementary Principles.

2. Variational Principles and Lagrange's Equations.

UPDATED! 3. The Central Force Problem.

4. The Kinematics of Rigid Body Motion.

5. The Rigid Body Equations of Motion.

UPDATED! 6. Oscillations.

REVISED! 7. The Classical Mechanics of the Special Theory of Relativity.

8. The Hamiltonian Equations of Motion.

9. Canonical Transformations.

10. Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and Action Angle Variables.

NEW! 11. Classical Chaos.

REVISED! 12. Canonical Perturbation Theory.

13. Introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations for Continuous Systems and Fields.

Appendixes.

Select Bibliography.

Index.

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