Classical and Relativistic Mechanics

December 3, 2009

Classical and Relativistic Mechanics spans the Newtonian mechanics of A-level further mathematics and first-year undergraduate courses, also including special relativity. Assuming no prior knowledge of mechanics and with short introductions to each topic, each chapter rapidly gives way to more than 900 worked examples, exercises and problems. Examples range from the explanatory to the intuitively challenging, thus allowing the book to be both a recommended text as well as a source book for problem sheets, class tests and exams. It provides an excellent grounding in mechanics, preparing the way for more advanced later courses in Lagrangian mechanics, fluids or relativity.

Who is it for? Undergraduates in mathematics and physics.

Presentation: Systematically laid out, with myriad illustrations.

Would you recommend it? A wonderful source book, full of examples that could be used to embed mechanics into the late school/early undergraduate curriculum.

Classical and Relativistic Mechanics

Authors: David Agmon and Paul Gluck

Edition: First Publisher World Scientific

Pages: 576

Price: £71.00 and £51.00

ISBN: 9789812836694 and 6700

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