Classical dynamics of particles and systems 
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User Review  Mohamed Ibrahim  Goodreadsone of the worst academic text you can find to be honest some chapters were good but some other like central force chapter wass horrible I think we can use this book for revision and for getting problems ( which is good ) not for a primary textbook for any classical mechanics course Read full review
Review: Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems
User Review  Jon  GoodreadsThe fourth edition is outstanding, I used it in my undergraduate mechanics courses, and still use it as a reference. Not as comprehensive as Goldsmith, but more comprehensible. Read full review
Contents
Preface  1 
Vector Calculus  32 
Fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics  56 
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amplitude angle angular momentum angular velocity approximation arbitrary axis becomes calculation center of mass Chapter circular orbit components conservation consider const constant constraint coordinate system cosine curve damping defined density derivative described differential equation direction discussion distance dynamics equal equations of motion equilibrium example expand expression fixed Fourier frequency given grad group velocity Hamilton's Principle Hamiltonian harmonic oscillator Hence inertia tensor inertial reference frame initial conditions integral kinetic energy Lagrange Lagrange's equations Lagrangian linear loaded string matrix mechanics method Newtonian normal notation obtain origin orthogonal particle of mass pendulum phase paths phase velocity physical plane position potential energy principal moments problem quantity radius reference frame relative relativistic represents result rigid body rotation scalar scattering Section Show shown in Fig solution space specified surface symmetrical theorem theory total energy transformation vanish vector wave function wave number write zero