An Introduction to Mechanics

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Cambridge University Press, May 6, 2010 - Science - 546 pages
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In the years since it was first published in 1973 by McGraw-Hill, this classic introductory textbook has established itself as one of the best-known and most highly regarded descriptions of Newtonian mechanics. Intended for undergraduate students with foundation skills in mathematics and a deep interest in physics, it systematically lays out the principles of mechanics: vectors, Newton's laws, momentum, energy, rotational motion, angular momentum and noninertial systems, and includes chapters on central force motion, the harmonic oscillator, and relativity. Numerous worked examples demonstrate how the principles can be applied to a wide range of physical situations, and more than 600 figures illustrate methods for approaching physical problems. The book also contains over 200 challenging problems to help the student develop a strong understanding of the subject. Password-protected solutions are available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521198219.
 

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Introduction to Mechanics by D. Kleppner is pretty much a garden variety mathematics textbook. Not one you really want to have unless someone makes you get it at some time or other. Not interesting or ... Read full review

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Contents

VECTORS 1 1 INTRODUCTION
2
4 BASE VECTORS
10
celeration of a Bead on a Spoke 37 1 17 Radial Motion without Accelera
38
NEWTONS 2 1 INTRODUCTION
52
FOUNDATIONS Newtons First Law 55 Newtons Second Law 56 Newtons Third Law
59
NEWTONS EXAMPLES CHAPTER 2
60
MOMENTUM 3 1 INTRODUCTION
112
MOMENTUM EXAMPLES CHAPTER 3
122
CENTRAL 9 1 INTRODUCTION
378
CENTRAL EXAMPLES CHAPTER 9
388
THE 10 1 INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW
410
THE EXAMPLES CHAPTER 10
411
THE 11 1 THE NEED FOR A NEW MODE OF THOUGHT
442
3 THE POSTULATES OF SPECIAL RELATIVITY
450
THE EXAMPLES CHAPTER 11
455
RELATIVISTIC 12 1 INTRODUCTION
462

WORK 4 1 INTRODUCTION
152
SOME
202
ANGULAR
232
AND FIXED AXIS of the Conical Pendulum
237
RIGID BODY 7 1 INTRODUCTION
288
RIGID BODY EXAMPLES CHAPTER 7
291
3 THE GYROSCOPE
295
1 INTRODUCTION
340
RELATIVISTIC EXAMPLES CHAPTER 12
465
13
487
RELATIVISTIC EXAMPLES CHAPTER 13
492
FOUR 14 1 INTRODUCTION
516
FOUR EXAMPLES CHAPTER 14
519
The Four
526
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Robert Kolenkow was Associate Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Renowned for his skills as a teacher, Kolenkow was awarded the Everett Moore Baker Award for Outstanding Teaching. He has since retired.

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