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A Student's Guide to Analytical Mechanics

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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316509074

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  • Analytical mechanics is a set of mathematical tools used to describe a wide range of physical systems, both in classical mechanics and beyond. It offers a powerful and elegant alternative to Newtonian mechanics; however it can be challenging to learn due to its high degree of mathematical complexity. Designed to offer a more intuitive guide to this abstract topic, this guide explains the mathematical theory underlying analytical mechanics; helping students to formulate, solve and interpret complex problems using these analytical tools. Each chapter begins with an example of a physical system to illustrate the theoretical steps to be developed in that chapter, and ends with a set of exercises to further develop students' understanding. The book presents the fundamentals of the subject in depth before extending the theory to more elaborate systems, and includes a further reading section to ensure that this is an accessible companion to all standard textbooks.

    • Includes frequent examples throughout, placing abstract mathematical concepts in a more intuitive context
    • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter of varying difficulty to test understanding
    • Online solutions for exercises are available to allow students to check their answers
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    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316509074
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Overview:
    1. Why analytical mechanics?
    2. Ways of looking at a pendulum
    Part II. Equations of Motion:
    3. Constraints and d'Alembert's principle
    4. Lagrangian mechanics
    5. Samples from Lagrangian mechanics
    6. Hamiltonian mechanics
    Part III. Methods of Solution:
    7. Hamilton–Jacobi theory
    8. Action-Angle variables
    9. More applications of analytical mechanics
    Further reading
    Index.

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    John L. Bohn

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    John L. Bohn, University of Colorado Boulder
    John L. Bohn is Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Fellow of JILA - an interdisciplinary institute for quantum physics, chemistry and astronomy - and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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