E-ISBN: Publication Year: Reprint 2001
Binding: Paper Back Dimension: 140mm x 215mm Weight: 700
About the book
Herbert Goldstein’s first edition of Classical Mechanics has remained the standard text book for senior and graduate level courses in this subject for the pat 10 years.
Special features of the revised edition: an entire new chapter, “Canonical Perturbation Theory,” new exercises, twice as many chapter-end problems as in the first edition, the chapter on continuous systems and fields has been expanded and emphasizes Lorentz-covariant formulation, and alternate description of canonical transformation through the sympletic condition, new section on the internal symmetry properties of mechanical systems and their corresponding invariance, expanded, discussion of scattering phenomena with application to chemical section on special relativity to facilitate the treatment of dynamics.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Preface / Survey of the Elementary Principles / Variational Principles and Lagrange’s Equations / The Two-body Central Force and Problem / The Kinematics of Rigid Body Motion / The Rigid Body Equations of Motion / Small Oscillations / Special Relativity in Classical Mechanics / The Hamilton Equation of Motion / Canonical Transformations / Hamilton-Jacobi Theory / Canonical Perturbation Theory / Introduction to the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations for Continuous Systems and Fields / Appendixes / Bibliography / Index of Symbols / Index.
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