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Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  239 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This best-selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one- or two-semester course, provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Vector calculus is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving abi ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published July 7th 2003 by Cengage Learning (first published 1970)
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Craig
Sep 03, 2007 Craig rated it it was amazing
If you complete every problem in this book you will pass your classical mechanics Ph.D. qualifying exam. I promise.
Mohamed IBrahim
May 26, 2015 Mohamed IBrahim rated it it was ok
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one of the worst academic text you can find
to be honest some chapters were good but some other like central force chapter wass horrible
I think we can use this book for revision and for getting problems ( which is good ) not for a primary textbook for any classical mechanics course
ala
May 14, 2012 ala rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. Why is this book the standard for undergrad mechanics? I guess Goldstein could be a bit much and Landau is kind of lacking in terms of examples. But, ugh, I say. Uuuuuugghhh!
trivialchemy
Oct 26, 2007 trivialchemy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, sciences
The approach to particle dynamics at this level marks the first exposure for a physics student to a completely self-contained physical theory. And in this particular book, the presentation is as much an aesthetic accomplishment as didactic. With modern notation in stunning typeset, Thornton and Marion guide the student from the most rudimentary linear dynamics of single particles in inertial frames to chaotic oscillations to Hamiltonian dynamics and the study of rigid bodies based upon Eulerian ...more
Tim Robishaw
Terrible.
Nadia
Oct 05, 2007 Nadia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who r really interested in classical mechanics
this book going 2 b da same...i'll really need it soon n of cos wil b by my side almost all da time during study week..hehe..perhaps..emm..look at what they hv comment on this book..it's helpful..s long s u know d best way 2 use it..of cos (^^,)
bamdad Hosseini
May 15, 2010 bamdad Hosseini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: physics students
its a great text book. most of the chapters are described well in detail except the third chapter which is about Variational methods. i think he should have described it more. the exercises are good
Jon
Jul 01, 2008 Jon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: physics
The fourth edition is outstanding, I used it in my undergraduate mechanics courses, and still use it as a reference. Not as comprehensive as Goldsmith, but more comprehensible.
Astrila
Mar 01, 2009 Astrila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Astrila by: UNM
Shelves: read-non-fiction
It was just okay... not always clear. There are probably better books out there, but it's not the worst either.
Nathaniel Shim
Jun 08, 2013 Nathaniel Shim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found old text book. good read again ..no more exams :(
Carlos
Jul 18, 2014 Carlos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muy bueno


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