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Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems
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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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
Oct 05, 2007 Nadia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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 (^^,)
May 15, 2010 bamdad Hosseini rated it 4 of 5 stars · 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