Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions
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, 4-vectors, 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.
take the notes
Accelerating frames of reference
Appendix A Useful formulas
F ma vs F dpdt
Appendix G Derivations of the Lvc2 result
Angular momentum Part II General ˆL