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Theoretical Mechanics

Theoretical Physics 1

  • Cora S. Lüdde
  • Reiner M. Dreizler

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 1-11
  3. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 13-65
  4. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 67-137
  5. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 139-183
  6. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 185-269
  7. Reiner M. Dreizler, Cora S. Lüdde
    Pages 271-352
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-402

About this book

Introduction

After an introduction to basic concepts of mechanics more advanced topics build the major part of this book. Interspersed is a discussion of selected problems of motion. This is followed by a concise treatment of the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian formulation of mechanics, as well as a brief excursion on chaotic motion. The last chapter deals with applications of the Lagrangian formulation to specific systems (coupled oscillators, rotating coordinate systems, rigid bodies). The level of this textbook is advanced undergraduate. The authors combine teaching experience of more than 40 years in all fields of Theoretical Physics and related mathematical disciplines and thorough knowledge in creating advanced eLearning content. The text is accompanied by an extensive collection of online material, in which the possibilities of the electronic medium are fully exploited, e.g. in the form of applets, 2D- and 3D-animations.

- A collection of 74 problems with detailed step-by-step guidance towards the solutions.

- A collection of comments and additional mathematical details in support of the main text.

- A complete presentation of all the mathematical tools needed.

Keywords

Hamiltonian mechanics Lagrangian mechanics Mechanics Point mechanics Textbook mechanics Textbook theoretical mechanics Theoretical physics e-learning physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Cora S. Lüdde
    • 1
  • Reiner M. Dreizler
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Frankfurt Institut für Theoretische PhysikFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Frankfurt Institut für Theoretische PhysikFrankfurt/MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11138-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11137-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11138-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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