## Classical MechanicsThis classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics -- an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation to reflect today's physics curriculum. |

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### Contents

SURVEY OF THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES | 1 |

VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES AND LAGRANGES | 35 |

THE TWOBODY CENTRAL FORCE PROBLEM | 70 |

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action-angle variables amplitude angular momentum axes canonical transformation canonical variables center of mass central force Chapter classical mechanics complete components conjugate conservation theorem considered constant constraint coordinate system corresponding covariant defined degrees of freedom derivative described diagonal differential equation direction discussion eigenvalues eigenvectors elements equations of motion equilibrium Euler angles example expressed field figure axis frequency function given Hamilton-Jacobi equation Hamilton's equations Hamilton's principle Hamiltonian Hamiltonian formulation harmonic oscillator Hence independent inertia infinitesimal initial integral invariant inverse involving kinetic energy Lagrange equations Lagrangian density Lorentz transformation magnitude mathematical matrix momenta obtained orthogonal matrix orthogonal transformation parameter particle perturbation theory phase space physical plane Poisson bracket precession properties quantities quantum mechanics radius reduces relation relative relativistic result rigid body rotation scalar scattering Section Show solution spatial surface symmetry tensor transformation equations vanish variation vector velocity vibrations written zero