Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.
The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.
"The Landau and Lifshitz series is almost uniformly excellent... the level is appropriate in advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students" Philip B Burt Clemson University USA "An outstanding book for advanced students" John H Lienhard MIT University USA
|The equations of motion|
|Integration of equations of motions|
|Collisions between particles|
|Motion of a rigid body|
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Series: Course of Theoretical Physics S.
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 29th January 1982
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Volume Number: 1
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.2 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.318