Techniques of Classical Mechanics: From Lagrangian to Newtonian Mechanics
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Samya Zain's work fulfils the niche that connects introductory physics level books, like Phyiscs by Halliday, Resnick and Krane, to graduate level books like Analytical Mechanics by Fowles and Cassiday and The Variational Principles of Mechanics by Cornelius Lanczos. The book has been class-tested on Samya's own students on her Newtonian Mechanics course at Susquehanna University, and is accompanied by her own website, which features problems and exercises that will be regularly updated to match students' needs. This book serves as an excellent stepping stone from level 1 introductory physics to graduate level physics and provides a level field for the various techniques used to solve problems in classical mechanics, and to explain more simply the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods, and it is a must for junior and senior physics undergraduates.
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