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1. Classical Mechanics by John R. Taylor | |
Hardcover: 786
Pages
(2005-01-01)
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Conceptual and pleasant to read
Classical Mechanics Book
Best textbook I've ever read
Classical Mechanics/John Taylor Physics Textbook Review
Good Book |
2. Classical Mechanics: 2nd Edition by H.C. Corben, Philip Stehle | |
Paperback: 416
Pages
(1994-08-18)
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Editorial Review Product Description Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text covers applications not usually taught in physics courses: the theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, the motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, dissipative systems, and much more. 41 illustrations. 1960 edition. Customer Reviews (3)
Dreadful
A very nice classic book.
Review of Classical Mechanics by Corben and Stehle |
3. Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition) by Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole, John L. Safko | |
Hardcover: 680
Pages
(2001-06-25)
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Excellent experience
very good
REALLY boring
Once a great textbook
Excellent |
4. Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions by David Morin | |
Hardcover: 738
Pages
(2008-02-04)
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Excellent text
Another "I'm smarter than you" textbook
Great resource for classical mechanics!
A very great textbook
Worst Book Ever Written on the Subject |
5. Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by V.I. Arnol'd | |
Paperback: 509
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance. Customer Reviews (12)
Wonderful
A unique, masterful and enjoyable book for graduate student in physics
I would recommend foundations of mechanics by Marsden
Best book on CM
Encyclopedic |
6. Classical Mechanics (5th Edition) by Tom W B Kibble, Frank H Berkshire | |
Paperback: 500
Pages
(2004-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description This edition retains all the main features of the fourth edition, including the two chapters on geometry of dynamical systems and on order and chaos, and the new appendices on conics and on dynamical systems near a critical point. The material has been somewhat expanded, in particular to contrast continuous and discrete behaviours. A further appendix has been added on routes to chaos (period-doubling) and related discrete maps. The new edition has also been revised to give more emphasis to specific examples worked out in detail. Key features of the new edition include: • Further development of the chapters on dynamical systems and their geometry, and on order and chaos, introduced in the fourth edition. Classical Mechanics is written for undergraduate students of physics or applied mathematics.It assumes some basic prior knowledge of the fundamental concepts and reasonable familiarity with elementary differential and integral calculus. Customer Reviews (3)
Amazing
An elegant and delight treatise on C. M.
Great book for those needing a good physics reference |
7. Classical Mechanics And Relativity by Harald J. W. Muller-Kirsten | |
Paperback: 562
Pages
(2008-11-30)
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8. Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics by Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom | |
Hardcover: 526
Pages
(2001-03-19)
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You need Linux to use software
The tragedy is
Expensive book... worth a look online I've found the first part of it is the same classical stuff I've seen over and over, but in a new light, differently perceived, and worthy of, sometimes, just closing the book and thinking about the implications. Take what I say with a grain of salt, as I've not nearly read everything. See for yourself, as well. There'll be no mystery. (The famed "sister text," SICP, is also online as well at the appropriate address)
New milestone
Structure and Interpretation of a Great Text The MIT Press stands among those publishers producing the very best work. Sussman's and Wisdom's text, "The Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics", provides a wonderful example. Here is a book providing further proof that (a) great science necessarily includes excellent writing and communications, (b) brilliant scientists tend to be the best writers in their fields, and (c) a text book on a difficult subject can be remarkably enjoyable as well as informative when well conceived and well written. The very first chapter, "Lagrangian Mechanics", is worth the price of admission. It has all the attributes which make the entire book a gem: it is concise, efficient, clear, compact, full, and rewarding. Every sentence contains important ideas and information, yet each sentence is clear and direct. These are attributes usually associated with poetry, and one could argue that this text book approaches that level of literature. In the first three pages of the chapter, the authors present as complete a discussion as I've read on the relationship of mathematics to natural phenomena, the basic project of classical mechanics, and the "remarkable discovery that the same mathematical tools used to describe the motions of the planets can be used to describe the motion of the juggling pin." Furthermore, the chapter introduces and describes the concepts of configuration paths, variational formulation (and why that has some advantages over the classical Newtonian formulation), generalized coordinates, and the relationship of these formulations to a computer program in Scheme. By the end of the chapter, students will be immersed in the subject out of interest, and will fully appreciate the themes and likely outcomes of the book. Classical mechanics will essentially "come to life" through a well structured use of computers to achieve a very deep understanding of classical systems. Jump next to the book's Appendices, which present an introduction to the computer programming language of Scheme and a full explanation of the authors' adaptation of functional mathematical notation. Scheme is wonderfully crafted language for exploring, describing, and demonstrating science and mathematics. The mergence of Scheme, functional notation, and classical mechanics in a single text while retaining almost luminescent clarity ranks among great educational achievements! This is almost too incredible to say, but the truth is that an entire semester could be dedicated to the first chapter and the two appendices, and everyone involved --- teacher and students --- would be entirely satisfied. But in this text, and in a course based on this text, these sections would serve as appetizers, and we would all want more. Fortunately, there is plenty more. The authors write that they prefer using functional notation to traditional mathematical notation because, "In functional notation mathematical expressions are unambiguous and self-contained." This statement is, in fact, the best description of the entire book. I believe that the book could be used effectively in high school, if there was some capacity for integrated curriculum planning. Students could be learning Scheme --- an excellent language to learn if programming is a major interest or even hobby --- and physics and math. Not least importantly, students would also learn the importance of good writing. Some will argue that the book is more a college text, although I think we tend to underestimate the powerful minds and interests of younger learners. In either case, this book belongs in those places promoting good science and quality education, and, if you simply enjoy learning and reading, it has a place on your home bookshelf. ... Read more |
9. Classical Mechanics by R. Douglas Gregory | |
Paperback: 596
Pages
(2006-04-17)
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good book to read
THE text for undergraduate classical mechanics
Very Well Written
Great for self study
A large dissapointment |
10. Classical Mechanics: Point Particles and Relativity (Classical Theoretical Physics) by Walter Greiner | |
Paperback: 488
Pages
(2003-12-04)
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Fantastic
Excellent supplementary book |
11. Solved Problems in Classical Mechanics: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments by Owen de Lange, John Pierrus | |
Paperback: 612
Pages
(2010-07-01)
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12. Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics (Advanced Series in Engineering Science) by Y. C. Fung, Pin Tong | |
Paperback: 930
Pages
(2001-10)
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Quality
Good to know wide overview in solid mechanics
Great book
Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics (Advanced Series in Engineering Science)
Fung's Solid Mechanics |
13. Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach by Jorge V. José, Eugene J. Saletan | |
Paperback: 696
Pages
(1998-08-13)
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Good book
A great text
Excellent Text
Poorly written and bound
Even if you like this approach, do not buy this edition |
14. Classical Mechanics (Pt.1) by Tai L. Chow | |
Hardcover: 547
Pages
(1995-05)
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Worst book ever
If They had Only Proofread I'd Give it 4 Stars!
Not a book to learn from
Disappointing. |
15. Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by J. P. Den Hartog | |
Paperback: 323
Pages
(1961-06-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description An excellent refresher volume as well as a classic introductory text, this book features hundreds of applications and design problems that illuminate fundamentals of trusses, loaded beams and cables, and related areas. Includes 334 answered problems. Customer Reviews (4)
Classical Mechanics in a classic style
Good supplement to your textbook on the subject
Still a Useful Text on the Basics of Advanced Mechanical Physics
great book |
16. The Variational Principles of Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics and Chemistry) by Cornelius Lanczos | |
Paperback: 418
Pages
(1986-03-01)
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Clear and affordable introduction to variational principles
A pedagogical introduction into analytical mechanics
Best book EVER!!!!
a lot of unfamiliar variational tricks, sometimes lacks proofs or underexplains
Timeless classic, masterful ... |
17. Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms by K.T. Ramesh | |
Hardcover: 316
Pages
(2009-05-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description The enabling science in much of nanotechnology today is the science of nanomaterials; indeed in the broadest sense, nanotechnology would not be possible without nanomaterials. Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms seeks to provide an entrè into the field for mechanical engineers, material scientists, chemical and biomedical engineers and physicists. The objective is to provide the reader with the connections needed to understand the intense activity in the area of the mechanics of nanomaterials, and to develop ways of thinking about these new materials that could be useful to both research and application. The book covers all of the fundamentals of the mechanical properties of materials in a highly readable style, and integrates most of the literature on the emerging field of nanomaterials into a coherent body of knowledge. This volume provides a basic understanding of mechanics and materials, and specifically nanomaterials and nanomechanics, in one self-contained text. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students will find well-organized chapters that provide the necessary background in mechanics, mechanical properties and modeling. The writing style illustrates concepts through quantitative modeling techniques, in contrast to theoretical abstractions of materials behavior. Problem sets within each chapter aim to motivate discussion and further study in this rich and bourgeoning field. Providing engineers with the knowledge necessary to take full advantage of the tremendous potential of nanomaterials, Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms is a valuable teaching/learning tool for mechanical engineering, physics and materials science audiences. Customer Reviews (1)
classical treatment; no quantum mechanics |
18. Chaotic Dynamics: An Introduction Based on Classical Mechanics by Tamás Tél, Márton Gruiz | |
Paperback: 412
Pages
(2006-09-18)
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Excellent basic textbook
ok quality |
19. Statistical Mechanics by Donald Allan McQuarrie | |
Hardcover: 641
Pages
(2000-05)
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Excellent
Statistical Mechanics by McQuarrie
It's okay
review of a statistical mechanics by donald mcquarrie
Terse and unhelpful - a dreadful book - avoid like the plague! |
20. Classical Mechanics: Transformations, Flows, Integrable and Chaotic Dynamics by Joseph L. McCauley | |
Hardcover: 487
Pages
(1997-09-13)
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Not recommended as a mechanics text
too much chatter... 1) When I bought the book, I paid for it to learn physics, not to hear him bash the Catholic Church and his thoughts on the multi-causal nature of what factors may have hindered the progress of science throughout history, such as in the 1st chapter. Stick with physics buddy! A Carl Sagan he is not. Also the grammar needs some serious work. Sometimes his sentences are not technically sentences. In fact, I don't know what they are, but grammar is not his virtue. 2) GET YOUR INDICES RIGHT!!! There are way too many errors which is confusing for a student learning this for the first time. 3) If you are going to copy problems out of Goldstein, at least copy them correctly. Basically, there is serious revision that needs to occur b/c there are way too many typos. Besides that, I like his approach...it's modern and interesting, but things could be organized better. Basically, I think you are better starting off with Goldstein and then using McCauley for reference if you plan to do non-linear dynamics etc., later on in your physics career!
One of the best books ever
Profound insight It is a difficult but worthy journey. "Just buy it and the insight
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