Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems – Stephen T. Thornton, Jerry B. Marion – 5th Edition


This best-selling classical text, written for the advanced undergraduate one- or two-semester course, provides a complete account of the of particles, of particles, and rigid bodies. Vector is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving ability.

Modern and terminology are used throughout in support of the text’s objective: to facilitate students’ transition to advanced physics and the mathematical formalism needed for the quantum theory of physics. CLASSICAL OF AND can easily be used for a one- or two-semester course, depending on the instructor’s choice of topics.

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  • 1. Matrices, Vectors, and Vector Calculus.
    2. Newtonian Mechanics-Single Particle.
    3. Oscillations.
    4. Nonlinear Oscillations and Chaos.
    5. Gravitation.
    6. Some Methods in the Calculus of Variations.
    7. Hamilton's Principle-Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics.
    8. Central-Force Motion.
    9. Dynamics of a System of Particles.
    10. Motion in a Noninertial Reference Frame.
    11. Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.
    12. Coupled Oscillations.
    13. Continuous Systems: Waves.
    14. The Special Theory of Relativity.
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V.i. Nworgu
05/05/2015 2:26 pm

Quality of the text was fantastic.

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