Results 1-10 of 1User Review - Flag as inappropriate One of the most significant moments in my Physics education came during my sophomore year in college. I decided to pick up a copy of "Mechanics" by Landau and Lifshitz that was on reserve in the library for the mechanics class that I was taking. This is the first volume in the internationally renowned series of textbooks on theoretical Physics, the series that has a reputation for its sparse and difficult writing style, as well as the undoubted difficulty and brilliance of the material presented. This is probably the reason why until that point I didn't even bother looking at these books, but for whatever reason that fateful night I decided to take a look at this particular volume. To my surprise, the book was actually pretty readable and the first few chapters revealed an entirely new way of looking at Physics. Until that point I was used to thinking about Physics as a set of laws and equations, relatively succinct but otherwise somewhat arbitrary and ad-hoc. Landau and Lifshitz's book started from a very different point; it gave some deep underlying principles as a starting point behind the development of physical laws and equations. Based on that I had a new and deeper appreciation of my chosen field of study, and I gained a whole new way of looking at the physical reality. ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Ryan - GoodreadsThis book takes a large textbook on Advanced mechanics ie Goldstein and condenses it into the size of a short story paper back. I enjoyed this book but be ready to spend alot of time figuring out how ... Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Joecolelife - GoodreadsThis book blew my mind when I first started to read it. Let me start by saying this may not be my first suggestion of a book to start with if you know nothing about classical mechanics. But once you ... Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Bojan Tunguz - GoodreadsOne of the most significant moments in my Physics education came during my sophomore year in college. I decided to pick up a copy of "Mechanics" by Landau and Lifshitz that was on reserve in the ... Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Deepender - Goodreadsnice book Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Ronald Lett - GoodreadsThe definitive work on the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics. Be wary that you should have a working knowledge of differential geometry or a mastery of analytic geometry as it will ... Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Manuela Carvalho - GoodreadsThe best book of classical mechanics I've read Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - DJ - GoodreadsI read about half of this but realized it's not exactly the greatest introductory text to classical mechanics. Landau seems to have attained god-like status among many physicists for his "great books ... Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - Jericho Cain - GoodreadsOne of the best textbooks on mechanics I have ever read. It is clear and to the point without distracting tangents. Read full review ## Review: Course of Theoretical Physics : Mechanics (Course of Theoretical Physics)User Review - dead letter office - Goodreadsthere are no wasted words in this book, which makes it easily the most elegant presentation of classical mechanics i've ever seen. simultaneously a pleasure to read (when you see what's going on) and ... Read full review | ## User ratings
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