The Variational Principles of Mechanics
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The Variational Principles of Mechanics

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to perennially important field of analytical mechanics. Model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basic concepts, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, relativistic mechanics, much more. First inexpensive paperbound edition. Index. Bibliography.
Paperback, 418 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1970)
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Rafa El
the chapter about continuum mechanics could be improved a little bit.
The really great thing about this book is that while it is a full on textbook of the subject, it discusses the history and philosophy of the subject as well as presenting the mathematical formalism, something very uncommon. I used to have this Dover edition, now I have an older one that I like less. The Dover edition covers some aspects of relativity and its relationship to this formulation of mechanics that aren't included in the older one.
Nov 22, 2012 5dd rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The finest text on classical mechanics I've ever read. Lanczos offers some of the most intuitively appealing explanations ever written on this wonderful subject and simultaneously manages to preserve its inherent mathematical elegance and beauty. This, in addition to the fact that Dover Press is offering the text at an extremely low price, makes the book a "must have" for anyone even remotely interested in the subject of dynamics.
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