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# Course of Theoretical Physics: Vol. 1, Mechanics

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 ...more

The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition ...more

Paperback, 170 pages

Published
January 15th 1976
by Butterworth-Heinemann
(first published 1969)

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Jul 14, 2011
Joecolelife
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This book blew my mind when I first started to read it. Let me start by saying this may not be my first suggestion of a book to start with if you know nothing about classical mechanics. But once you know soemthing, then you can truly appreicate the beauty of the presentation in this book. Dont discredit the quality of this book just because its "soo thin". No matter how "thin" it is, it has just about everything you need to know about classical analytical mechanics. This book's approach is so hi
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it's hard to overstate the beauty of this text.

this is the first volume of the 10 volume landau/lifshitz course on physics, and by far my favorite of the ...more

May 23, 2009
DJ
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2 of 5 stars

Recommends it for:
seasoned classical mechanics

Shelves:
physics

I read about half of this but realized it's not exactly the greatest introductory text to classical mechanics.

Landau seems to have attained god-like status among many physicists for his "great books," but these are really only great in retrospect, as unifiers of concepts once you've learned them elsewhere. His books generally lack motivation or links to natural phenomena. That said, if you're looking for an introduction to any topics in physics, avoid Landau.

Landau seems to have attained god-like status among many physicists for his "great books," but these are really only great in retrospect, as unifiers of concepts once you've learned them elsewhere. His books generally lack motivation or links to natural phenomena. That said, if you're looking for an introduction to any topics in physics, avoid Landau.

Oct 06, 2007
Cian Chartier
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4 of 5 stars

Recommends it for:
theoretical physics undergraduates

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mathematics

A concise and (mostly) well-written textbook on mechanics that may be tough-going for some undergraduates who don't really know their maths beforehand.

Oct 19, 2012
Deepender
marked it as to-read

nice book

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