- 1. Introduction -- 2. Miscellanea -- 3. One-dimensional motion -- 4. Linear oscillations -- 5. Energy and potentials -- 6. Momentum and angular momentum -- 7. Motion in two and three dimensions -- 8. Spherically symmetric potentials -- 9. The Coulomb and oscillator problems -- 10. Two-body problems -- 11. Multi-particle systems -- 12. Rigid bodies -- 13. Non-linear oscillations -- 14. Translation and rotation of the reference frame -- 15. The relativity principle and some of its consequences.
- "Apart from an introductory chapter giving a brief summary of Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics, this book consisrs entirely of questions and solutions on topics in classical mechanics that will be encountered in undergraduate and graduate courses. These include one-, two-, and three-dimensional motion; linear and non-linear oscillations; energy, potentials, momentum, and angular momentum; spherically symmetric potentials; multi-particle systems; rigid bodies; translation and rotation of the reference frame; and the relativity principle and some of its consequences. The solutions are followed by a set of comments intended to stimulate inductive reasoning and provide additional information of interest. Both analytical and numerical (computer) techniques are used to obtain and analyze solutions. The computer calculations use Mathematica® (version 7), and the relevant code is given in the text. It includes use of the interactive Manipulate function which enables one to observe simulated motion on a computer screen, and to study the effects of changing parameters." "The book will be useful to students and lecturers in undergraduate and graduate courses on classical mechanics, and students and lecturers in courses in computational physics." "The writing is succinct and clear and the comments often bring out the relevance of the problem to a phenomenon of current interest as well as points of historical importance. The problems are varied and well chosen.' A. D. Buckingham, Cambridge University" "Also Published by Oxford University Press" "Atomic Physics: An Exploration through Problems and Solutions D. Budker, D.F. Kimball, D.P. DeMille" "Gauge Theory of Elementary Particle Physics: Problems and Solutions Ta-Pei Cheng and Ling-Fong Li" "Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics O.D. Johns"--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780199582525 (cased), 0199582521 (cased), 0199582513 (pbk.), and 9780199582518 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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