Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua

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McGraw-Hill, 1980 - Science - 570 pages

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A very readable, no bullshit introduction to continuum mechanics. Much more useful than the verbose and extremely formal Goldstein, Poole, and Safko that is the mainstay of graduate class mech classes ... Read full review

Contents

Basic Principles
1
Accelerated Coordinate Systems
31
Foucault Pendulum
44
Small Oscillations
86
Rigid Bodies
134
Hamiltonian Dynamics
173
Strings
207
Density
263
Surface Waves on Fluids
357
Heat Conduction
406
Viscous Fluids
434
Elastic Continua
459
Appendix A Theory of Functions
481
Appendix B Curvilinear Orthogonal Coordinates
512
Separation of Variables
521
Appendix E Selected Mathematical Formulas
548

Membranes
271
Sound Waves in Fluids
290
Fourier Transforms and Greens Functions in Three
311
Appendix F Physical Constants
554
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