By John G Papastavridis
It is a accomplished, state of the art, treatise at the full of life mechanics of Lagrange and Hamilton, that's, classical analytical dynamics, and its significant purposes to restricted structures (contact, rolling, and servoconstraints). it's a e-book on complicated dynamics from a unified standpoint, particularly, the kinetic precept of digital paintings, or precept of Lagrange. As such, it keeps, renovates, and expands the grand culture laid by way of such mechanics masters as Appell, Maggi, Whittaker, Heun, Hamel, Chetaev, Synge, Pars, Luré, Gantmacher, Neimark, and Fufaev. Many thoroughly solved examples supplement the speculation, besides many difficulties (all of the latter with their solutions and plenty of of them with hints). even supposing written at a complicated point, the subjects lined during this 1400-page quantity (the so much wide ever written on analytical mechanics) are eminently readable and inclusive. it really is of curiosity to engineers, physicists, and mathematicians; complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars and lecturers; researchers and pros; all will locate this encyclopedic paintings a rare asset; for lecture room use or self-study. during this version, corrections (of the unique version, 2002) were included.
Readership: scholars and researchers in engineering, physics, and utilized arithmetic.
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Analytical Mechanics : A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems (Reprint Edition) by John G Papastavridis