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Classical Mechanics

5th Edition

John R. Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389221

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John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics, all of the clarity and insight that made his Introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text. Classical Mechanics is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course, such as "freshman physics." With unusual clarity, the book covers most of the topics normally found in books at this level, including conservation laws, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, two-body problems, non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, normal modes, chaos theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, and continuum mechanics. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems, to give a truly comprehensible introduction to the concepts that we hear so much about. At the end of each chapter is a large selection of interesting problems for the student, 744 in all, classified by topic and approximate difficulty, and ranging for simple exercises to challenging computer projects.

Taylor's Classical Mechanics is a thorough and very readable introduction to a subject that is four hundred years old but as exciting today as ever. He manages to convey that excitement as well as deep understanding and insight.

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The sum of the given vectors is, b+c=(x^+y^)+(x^+z^)=2x^+y^+z (I) The sum of the given two vectors...Write the equation for the ratio of the quadratic drag force to the linear drag force....Write the momentum of the system of gun and shell before the trigger. Pinitial =Mvog+mvos (I) Here,...Write the expression for the vector a and b. a=axi+ayj+azkb=bxi+byj+bzk (I) Here, a and b are the...The stretched length of the spring l1 when the mass is attached to it is determined by the force...Length of a short segment in spherical co-ordinate system (R, θ, ϕ) is (ds)2=(dR)2+(Rdθ)2+(Rsinθdϕ)2...The lagrangian of the projectile system is, L=T−U (I) Here, T is the kinetic energy, U is the...Write the general expression connecting individual masses, their position vectors, centre of mass...When the car is at the rest the balloon floats up in a direction opposite to the pull of the gravity...

Write the expression for the position of the CM , rα=R+r'α (I) Here, rα is the position of the CM, R...In the given case, k1, k2 and k3 are the spring constants of the three springs, m1 and m2 are the...Given nonlinear first-order equation, x˙=2x−1dxdt=2x−1 Separating same variables in one side of the...Write the expression for kinetic energy for a free particle moving along x direction. T=12mx˙2 (I)...Write the equation for area of cross section of blue berry. σ=π(d2)2 Here d is the diameter of the...Write the three expressions for Galilean transformation v′=v−V (I) Here, v is the velocity of the...Given that, c=T/μ, where c is the speed of light, T is the tension, and μ is the linear mass...

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