Student's Guides : A Student's Guide to Analytical Mechanics, Paperback / softback Book

Student's Guides : A Student's Guide to Analytical Mechanics Paperback / softback


Analytical mechanics is a set of mathematical tools used to describe a wide range of physical systems, both in classical mechanics and beyond.

It offers a powerful and elegant alternative to Newtonian mechanics; however it can be challenging to learn due to its high degree of mathematical complexity.

Designed to offer a more intuitive guide to this abstract topic, this guide explains the mathematical theory underlying analytical mechanics; helping students to formulate, solve and interpret complex problems using these analytical tools.

Each chapter begins with an example of a physical system to illustrate the theoretical steps to be developed in that chapter, and ends with a set of exercises to further develop students' understanding.

The book presents the fundamentals of the subject in depth before extending the theory to more elaborate systems, and includes a further reading section to ensure that this is an accessible companion to all standard textbooks.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 214 pages, 17 Halftones, black and white; 33 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Physics
  • ISBN: 9781316509074



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