ISBN 9780074603154,Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780074603154

ISBN-10 0074603159

Paper Back

Number of Pages 607 Pages
Language (English)


The book presents a lucid treatment of classical mechanics with an emphasis on the understanding of the fundamentals. It develops an appreciation of the versatility of practically all the fundamental principles of Physics. The book incorporates the recent developements in classical mechanics over the past four decades, and discusses in detail such topics as constrained systesms, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, canonical transformations, Hamilton jacobi theory, small oscillations, rigid body dynamics, central force problems, elasticity and fluid mechanics.

Salient Features

Presents the histroy of development of classical mechanics.
Give short biographies of scientists in the introduction to almost every chapter.
Give short biographies of scientists in the introduction to almost every chapter.
Includes over 200 problems with hints and answers, and a bank of short questions.
Gives real-life applications like launching geostationary satellites, scattering a spaceship off Jupiter, etc.
Analyses everyday experiences like riding a motor cycle, swimming, walking, running, and also discussese game and sports, toys of various kinds and so on.
Inludes qualitative analyses of the more advanced topics like Hamiltonian dynamic in phase space, integrable Hamiltonian systems, KAM theorem, origin of tides, precession of planetary orbits, microscopic origin of friction, etc. With its up-to-date and comprehensive coverage, this book would ideally meet the requirements of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of physics and engineering.

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