With the direct, accessible, and pragmatic approach of Fowles and Cassiday's ANALYTICAL MECHANICS, Seventh Edition, thoroughly revised for clarity and concision, students will grasp challenging concepts in introductory mechanics. A complete exposition of the fundamentals of classical mechanics, this proven and enduring introductory text is a standard for the undergraduate Mechanics course. Numerical worked examples increased students' problem-solving skills, while textual discussions aid in student understanding of theoretical material through the use of specific cases.
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Rectilinear Motion of a Particle
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acceleration air resistance amplitude angle angular frequency angular momentum angular velocity Assume axis of rotation ball calculate center of mass circular orbit components conservative constant constraint coordinate system Coriolis force cross product cylinder damping defined derivative differential equation direction disc displacement distance dot product Earth elliptical equal equation of motion equilibrium position example expression fixed forces acting frame of reference given by Equation harmonic oscillator horizontal inertia integral inverse-square law kinetic energy Lagrangian length magnitude matrix Newton's noninertial numerical obtain parameter particle of mass path period phase-space physical plot potential energy potential energy function precession principal axes problem projectile quadratic quantity radial radius relative result rigid body rocket scalar Section shown in Figure simple pendulum solution solve space speed spherical spring surface symmetry axis tion torque total energy trajectory unit vector vanishes velocity vector vertical x-axis z-axis zero