Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions (Google eBook)This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, oscillations, energy, momentum, angular momentum, planetary motion, and special relativity. It also explores more advanced topics, such as normal modes, the Lagrangian method, gyroscopic motion, fictitious forces, 4vectors, and general relativity. It contains more than 250 problems with detailed solutions so students can easily check their understanding of the topic. There are also over 350 unworked exercises which are ideal for homework assignments. Password protected solutions are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521876223. The vast number of problems alone makes it an ideal supplementary text for all levels of undergraduate physics courses in classical mechanics. Remarks are scattered throughout the text, discussing issues that are often glossed over in other textbooks, and it is thoroughly illustrated with more than 600 figures to help demonstrate key concepts. 
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very good text for conceptual understanding as well as in developing the ability of problem solving.
theoretically it looks very brief but the concepts given and the solved examples are worth more than any
big text with all rubbish in it . as a whole i will recommend it for every undergraduate in physics.
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Contents
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Using F ma  51 
Oscillations  101 
Conservation of energy and momentum  138 
The Lagrangian method  218 
Central forces  281 
Angular momentum Part I Constant ˆL  309 
Accelerating frames of reference  457 
Relativity Kinematics  501 
Relativity Dynamics  584 
General Relativity  649 
Appendix A Useful formulas  675 
F ma vs F dpdt  690 
Appendix G Derivations of the Lvc2 result  704 
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4vector acceleration angle angular momentum Assume axis ball bounce calculate chain circle collision component cone Consider constant coordinates Coriolis force cylinder derivative direction distance dL/dt earth equal equation example factor fictitious forces frequency friction force frictionless function given gives gravitational force ground frame hoop horizontal inertial frame integral kinetic energy lab frame Lagrangian length contraction look Lorentz transformations magnitude massless maximum Minkowski diagram moment of inertia motion moves at speed normal force object obtain origin particle pendulum perpendicular photons pivot position potential energy precession principal axes problem quantity radius relative speed Remark respect rest result rocket rotation Section setup shown in Fig simply solution solve stick string tension theorem timedilation torque train vector velocityaddition formula vertical we’ll xy plane zero