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Mechanics

Author: L D Landau; E M Lifshit︠s︡; J B Sykes; J S Bell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, [1976] ©1976
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, this mechanics text is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Landau, L.D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Mechanics.
Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1976
(OCoLC)607818943
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L D Landau; E M Lifshit︠s︡; J B Sykes; J S Bell
ISBN: 0080210228 9780080210223 0080210201 9780080210209 0080291414 9780080291413 0750628960 9780750628969
OCLC Number: 2591126
Language Note: English translation from the Russian.
Notes: Translation of Mekhanika.
"This book continues the series of English translations of the revised and augmented volumes in the Course of Theoretical Physics ... unlike [volumes 2 and 3], the present volume 1 has not required any considerable revision ... Only the final sections, on adibiatic invariants, have been revised by L.P. Pitaevskii and myself."--Lifshitz, preface.
"Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968)" by E.M. Lifshitz: page ix-xxvii.
Description: xxvii, 169 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: The equations of motion --
Conservation laws --
Integration of the equations of motion --
Collisions between particles --
Small oscillations --
Motion of a rigid body --
The canonical equations.
Other Titles: Mekhanika.
Responsibility: by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R Academy of Sciences ; translated from the Russian by J.B. Sykes and J.S. Bell.

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