## Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua |

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User Review - barriboy - LibraryThingA 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 |

Lagrangian Dynamics | 49 |

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### Other editions - View all

Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua Alexander L. Fetter,John Dirk Walecka Limited preview - 2003 |

Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua Alexander L. Fetter,John Dirk Walecka No preview available - 1980 |

Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua Alexander L. Fetter,John Dirk Walecka No preview available - 2013 |

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addition analytic angle angular arbitrary assume axis becomes boundary conditions coefficients complex components consider constant continuous contour coordinates corresponding defined density depends derivative determine differential direction discussion displacement dynamical eigenfunctions eigenvalue element energy equation equivalent evaluated evident example expression Figure fixed fluid force frame frequency function given gives identical illustrated immediately implies independent initial integral lagrangian leads limit linear mass mechanics modes momentum motion moving normal normal-mode Note observer obtained original oscillations particle physical plane positive potential principle Prob problem provides quantity quantum mechanics region relation remaining requires result right-hand side rotation satisfies separation shows simple solution string Substitution surface symmetric takes tion transform uniform unit vanishes variables variational vector velocity wave yields