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An Introduction to Mechanics

An Introduction to Mechanics

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Robert Kolenkow Daniel Kleppner
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 8/31/2013
EAN 9780521198110, ISBN10: 0521198119

Hardcover, 521 pages, 25 x 19.4 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow's classic text has introduced students to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes; a 'Hints, Clues and Answers' section for the end-of-chapter problems to support student learning; and a solutions manual for instructors at www.cambridge.org/kandk.

1. Vectors and kinematics
2. Newton's laws
3. Forces and equations of motion
4. Momentum
5. Work and energy
6. Small oscillations, stability, and collisions
7. Angular momentum and fixed axis rotation
8. Rigid body motion
9. Noninertial systems and fictitious forces
10. Central force motion
11. The harmonic oscillator
12. The special theory of relativity
13. Relativistic dynamics
14. Spacetime physics
Index.