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Oxford University Press
22 August 2013
This book was written to fill a gap between elementary expositions and more advanced material. It takes the challenge to explain the most relevant ideas and to show the most important applications using plain language and simple mathematics, often through an original approach. Basic calculus is enough for the reader to proceed through the book and when more is required, the new mathematical concepts are illustrated, again in plain language. The book is conceived in such a way that some difficult chapters can be bypassed, whilst still grasping the main ideas. However, anybody wishing to go deeper in some directions will find at least the flavour of recent developments and many bibliographical references.
By:   Antonio Fasano (Dipartimento di Matematica Universita di Firenze), Stefano Marmi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Translated by:   Beatrice Pelloni (Department of Mathematics University of Reading)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 239mm,  Width: 169mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   1.278kg
ISBN:   9780199673858
ISBN 10:   0199673853
Series:   Oxford Graduate Texts
Pages:   788
Publication Date:   22 August 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1: Geometric and kinematic foundations of Lagrangian mechanics 2: Dynamics: general laws and the dynamics of a point particle 3: One-dimensional motion 4: The dynamics of discrete systems. Lagrangian formalism 5: Motion in a central field 6: Rigid bodies: geometry and kinematics 7: The mechanics of rigid bodies: dynamics 8: Analytical mechanics: Hamiltonian formalism 9: Analytical mechanics: variational principles 10: Analytical mechanics: canonical formalism 11: Analytical mechanics: Hamilton-Jacobi theory and integrability 12: Analytical mechanics: canonical perturbation theory 13: Analytical mechanics: an introduction to ergodic theory and to chaotic motion 14: Statistical mechanics: kinetic theory 15: Statistical mechanics: Gibbs sets 16: Lagrangian formalism in continuum mechanics Appendices

Professor Antonio Fasano Dipartimento di Matematica U. Dini Universita di Firenze Viale Morgagni 67A 50134 Firenze Italy Professor Stefano Marmi Scuola Normale Superiore Piazza dei Cavalieri 7 56126 Pisa Italy

Reviews for Analytical Mechanics: An Introduction

Pleasantly presented. * K. Lindsay, University of Glasgow *

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