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Mechanics

Author: L D Landau; E M Lifshit︠s︡
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1969.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Landau, L.D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Mechanics.
Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press [1969]
(OCoLC)563724226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L D Landau; E M Lifshit︠s︡
ISBN: 0080064663 9780080064666
OCLC Number: 34618
Notes: Translation of Mekhanika.
Includes index.
Description: vii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Generalised co-ordinates --
The principle of least action --
Galileo's relativity principle --
The lagrangian for a free particle --
The lagrangian for a system of particles --
Energy --
Momentum --
Centre of mass --
Angular momentum --
Mechanical similarity --
Motion in one dimension --
Determination of the potential energy from the period of oscillation --
The reduced mass --
Motion in a central field --
Kepler's problem --
Disintegration of particles --
Elastic collisions --
Scattering --
Rutherford's formula --
Small-angle scattering --
Free oscillations in one dimension --
Forced oscillations --
Oscillations of systems with more than one degree of freedom --
Vibrations of molecules --
Damped oscillations under friction --
Parametric resonance --
Anharmonic oscillations --
Resonance in non-linear oscillations --
Motion in a repidly oscillating field --
Angular velocity --
The inertia tensor --
Angular momentum of a rigid body --
The equations of motion of a rigid body --
Eulerian angles --
Euler's equations --
The asymmetrical top --
Rigid bodies in contact --
Motion in a non-inertia frame of reference --
Hamilton's equations --
The Routhian --
Poisson brackets --
The action as a function of the co-ordinates --
Maupertuis' principle --
Canonical transformations --
Liouville's theorem --
The Hamilton-Jacobi equation --
Separation of the variables --
Adiabatic invariants --
General properties of motion in s dimensions.
Other Titles: Mekhanika.
Responsibility: by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz ; Translated from the Russian by J.B. Sykes and J.S. Bell.

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