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## Classical Mechanics: Theory and Mathematical Modeling (Hardcover)"Classical mechanics is a chief example of the scientific method organizing a 'complex' collection of information into theoretically rigorous, unifying principles; in this sense, mechanics represents one of the highest forms of mathematical modeling. This textbook covers standard topics of a mechanics course, namely, the mechanics of rigid bodies, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, stability and small oscillations, an introduction to celestial mechanics, and Hamilton-Jacobi theory, but at the same time features unique examples—such as the spinning top including friction and gyroscopic compass—seldom appearing in this context. In addition, variational principles like Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics are treated in great detail." — From the back cover ## $49.95 |

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**LIKE NEW:** This book is in excellent, like-new condition. It was printed on acid-free paper.

## Description

This textbook is part of the *Cornerstones* series from Birkhäuser.

Continued from the back cover: “Using a pedagogical approach, the author covers many topics that are gradually developed and motivated by classical examples. Through ‘Problems and Complements’ sections at the end of each chapter, the work presents various equations in an extended presentation that is extremely useful for an interdisciplinary audience trying to master the subject. Beautiful illustrations, unique examples, and useful remarks are key features throughout the text.

“*Classical Mechanics: Theory and Mathematical Modeling* may serve as a textbook for advanced graduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering, and the natural sciences, as well as an excellent reference or self-study guide for applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists. Prerequisites include a working knowledge of linear algebra, multivariate calculus, the basic theory of ordinary differential equations, and elementary physics.”

**Chapters**

- Geometry of Motion
- Constraints and Lagrangian Coordinates
- Dynamics of a Point Mass
- Geometry of Masses
- Systems Dynamics
- The Lagrange Equations
- Precessions and Gyroscopes
- Stability and Small Oscillations
- Variational Principles
- Canonical Transformations
- Integrating Hamilton-Jacobi Equations and Canonical Systems
- Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

The textbook ends with References and Index.

## Details

- SKU:
- 2717
- Subject:
- Applied Mathematics
- Author:
- DiBenedetto, Emmanuele
- Publisher:
- Birkhauser
- Publish Date:
- 2011
- Format:
- Hardback
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.55
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6.4″x9.5″x1″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780817645267
- ISBN-10:
- 0817645268
- Grade Level:
- Graduate
- Series:
- Cornerstones Series from Birkhäuser

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