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Techniques of Classical Mechanics

From Lagrangian to Newtonian mechanics
Professor Samya Bano Zain


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

About Editors

Samya Zain gained her PhD at The State University of New York, and was awarded the Best Teaching Assistant Award in 2002. She is currently an associate professor of physics and the department head of physics at Susquehanna University, and was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award there in 2016. She has been a member of the BABAR scientific research collaboration at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) at Stanford University, California, and the ATLAS collaboration at CERN.


Table of Contents

1 Foundations

2 Conservation Laws

3 Newtonian Mechanics

4 Lagrangian Mechanics

5 Hamiltonian Mechanics

6 Waves and Oscillations

7 Simple Harmonic Oscillation

8 Gravitation and Central Forces

9 Two and Three-Dimensional Dynamics

10 Circular and Projectile Motion

11 Fluid-statics

12 Fluid Resistance

13 Fluid Dynamics

14 Properties of Solids

15 Rotation - Motion of Rigid Bodies

16 System of Particles

17 Scattering Theory

Appendix A Unit Conversion

Appendix B Velocity and Acceleration in Various Coordinates

Appendix C Noether's Theorem

Appendix D Conguration Space


Hardback ISBN: 9780750320740

Ebook ISBN: 9780750320764

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aae1b9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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