An Introduction to Mechanics – Daniel Kleppner, Robert Kolenkow – 2nd Edition

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For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow’s classic text has introduced to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics.

The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes; a ‘Hints, Clues and Answers’ section for the end-of-chapter problems to support learning; and a for instructors.

The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging and extensive illustrations
New examples take in recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes
A ‘Hints, Clues and Answers’ section has been added to selected to support student

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  • 1. Vectors and kinematics
    2. Newton's laws
    3. Forces and equations of motion
    4. Momentum
    5. Work and energy
    6. Small oscillations, stability, and collisions
    7. Angular momentum and fixed axis rotation
    8. Rigid body motion
    9. Noninertial systems and fictitious forces
    10. Central force motion
    11. The harmonic oscillator
    12. The special theory of relativity
    13. Relativistic dynamics
    14. Spacetime physics
    Index.
  • Citation

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