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Classical dynamics : of particles and systems

Author: Stephen T Thornton; Jerry B Marion
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] book is suitable for either a one-semester or two-semester upper level (junior or senior) undergraduate course in classical mechanics taken after an introductory calculus-based physics course ... The textbook is appropriate for those who choose to teach in the traditional manner without computer calculations.-Pref.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen T Thornton; Jerry B Marion
OCLC Number: 52810264
Notes: Originally published: Belmont, CA : Thomson-Brooks/Cole, ©2004. 5th ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Matrices, vectors, and vector calculus --
Newtonian mechanics, single particle --
Oscillations --
Nonlinear oscillations and chaos --
Gravitation --
Some methods in the calculus of variations --
Hamilton's principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics --
Central-force motion --
Dynamics of a system of particles --
Motion in a nonintertial reference frame --
Dynamics of rigid bodies --
Coupled oscillations --
Continuous systems, waves --
Special theory of relativity --
Appendices: Taylor's theorem; Elliptic integrals; Ordinary differential equations of second order; Useful formulas; Useful integrals; Differential relations in different coordinate systems; "Proof" of the relation; Numerical solution for example.
Responsibility: Stephen T. Thornton, Jerry B. Marion.

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[This] book is suitable for either a one-semester or two-semester upper level (junior or senior) undergraduate course in classical mechanics taken after an introductory calculus-based physics course ... The textbook is appropriate for those who choose to teach in the traditional manner without computer calculations.-Pref.

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