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Classical mechanics : an undergraduate text

Author: R Douglas Gregory
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University, 2006.
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This text provides a complete guide to mechanics, necessary for any applied mathematics student. Gregory has written a detailed account of classical analytical mechanics that will appeal to the modern student.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gregory, R Douglas.
Classical mechanics.
Cambridge : Cambridge University, 2006
(OCoLC)85824944
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Douglas Gregory
ISBN: 9780521826785 9780521534093 0521826780 0521534097
OCLC Number: 61757087
Description: xii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Newtonian mechanics of a single particle --
1. The algebra and calculus of vectors --
2. Velocity, acceleration and scalar angular velocity --
3. Newton's laws of motion and the law of gravitation --
4. Problems in particle dynamics --
5. Linear oscillations --
6. Energy conservation --
7. Orbits in a central field --
8. Non-linear oscillations and phase space --
Part II. Multi-particle Systems --
9. The energy principle --
10. The linear momentum principle --
11. The angular momentum principle --
Part III. Analytical mechanics --
12. Lagrange's equations and conservation principle --
13. The calculus of variations and Hamilton's principle --
14. Hamilton's equations and phase space --
Part IV. Further Topics --
15. The general theory of small oscillations --
16. Vector angular velocity and rigid body kinematics --
17. Rotating reference frames --
18. Tensor algebra and the inertia tensor --
19. Problems in rigid body dynamics --
Appendix. Centres of mass and moments of inertia --
Answers to the problems.
Responsibility: R. Douglas Gregory.
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