Classical Mechanics

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Addison Wesley, 2002 - Science - 638 pages
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For thirty years this has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This text enables students to make connections between classical and modern physics. In this edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the text to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today's physics curriculum. They introduce students to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in contemporary applications of classical mechanics. Numerical exercises help students to develop skills in how to use computer techniques to solve problems in physics. Mathematical techniques are presented in detail so that the text remains fully accessible to students who have not had an intermediate course in classical mechanics.

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User Review  - Bikash Kanungo - Goodreads

More analytical than geometrical but it still remains the gold standard for classical mechanics. The only improvement I would like is more succinctness. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I found this book was great suplement to Landau. Goldstein can be more clear and comprehensive when Landau is concise. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Charles P. Poole, Jr., Ph.D., is professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina. He is the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including "Superconductivity and Introduction to Renormalization Group Methods," He has taught qualifying examination preparation courses for more than two decades.

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