Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Walter Greiner
Publication Date: December 14, 2009
Size: 5.51 MB
Book DescriptionThis textbook Classical Mechanics provides a complete survey on all aspects of classical mechanics in theoretical physics. An enormous number of worked examples and problems show students how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems.
The textbook covers Newtonian mechanics in rotating coordinate systems, mechanics of systems of point particles, vibrating systems and mechanics of rigid bodies. It thoroughly introduces and explains the Lagrange and Hamilton equations and the Hamilton-Jacobi theory. A large section on nonlinear dynamics and chaotic behavior of systems takes Classical Mechanics to newest development in physics.
The new edition is completely revised and updated. New exercises and new sections in canonical transformation and Hamiltonian theory have been added.
The second edition of this textbook is based on the fifth German edition of the textbook of W. Greiner and H. Diehl … . this book can be very useful to students (and researchers) wishing to study the subject on their own. Many explicitly worked out examples and exercises will be of considerable help in deepening the understanding of new concepts and methods. … Greiner’s physics textbooks are internationally noted for their clarity and completeness. This English textbook will not be any exception.
--Franz Selig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1195, 2010