Mechanics

From Newton’s Laws to Deterministic Chaos

  • Florian Scheck

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 239-282
  3. Pages 355-417
  4. Pages 419-436
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 437-547

About this book

Introduction

This updated and revised fourth edition covers all topics in mechanics from elementary Newtonian mechanics, canonical and rigid body mechanics to relativistic mechanics and nonlinear dynamics.

In particular, symmetries and invariance principles, geometrical structures and continuum mechanics play an important role. This book will enable the reader to develop general principles from which equations of motions may be derived, to understand the importance of symmetries as a basis for quantum mechanics and to get practice in using theoretical tools and concepts that are essential for all branches of physics.

The book contains numerous problems with complete solutions, and some practical examples.This will be appreciated in particular by students using the text to accompnay lectures on mechanics. The book ends with some historical remarks on important pioneers in mechanics.

Keywords

Chaos Hamiltonian Mechanics Hamiltonsche Mechanik Mechanik Nichtlineare Dynamik Nonlinear Dynamics mechanics quantum mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Scheck
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik, Theoretische ElementarteilchenphysikJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138095
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21925-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26790-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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