An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: Daniel Kleppner,Robert Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107469317

Category: Science

Page: 572

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For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow's classic text has introduced students to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets and black holes; a 'Hints, Clues and Answers' section for the end-of-chapter problems to support student learning; and a solutions manual for instructors at

An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: Daniel Kleppner,Robert Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198119

Category: Science

Page: 566

View: 9598

This second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics.

An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: Daniel Kleppner,Robert J. Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198216

Category: Science

Page: 546

View: 6601

A classic textbook on the principles of Newtonian mechanics for undergraduate students, accompanied by numerous worked examples and problems.

An Introduction to Mechanics of Materials

Author: Vijay Gupta

Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited

ISBN: 9781842657843

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 3963

AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICS OF MATERIALS attempts to deal with the subject as an engineering science with a clear elaboration of the central scheme of dealing with this subject, namely, delinking the geometry aspects of the subject from the materials aspects. This is achieved by using explicitly the three-step scheme of macro (forces) to micro (stresses) conversion, transforming at the micro level (from stresses to strains), and then converting back to the macro level (deformations), or vice versa. Another aspect which has been emphasised considerably is the construction of idealized models of the physical structures such that they are amenable to analysis with the mathematical tools available with a beginning engineering student. The level of mathematics used has been kept at the very minimum, without sacrificing the rigour. In the belief that not all readers would have sufficient familiarity with the engineering aspects of many applications discussed, considerable amount of details about these have been included wherever feasible. SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST FOR TEACHERS * CD of Solutions Manual * CD of Power Point Presentation

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Fluids

Author: C. Truesdell,K. R. Rajagopal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817648461

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 1242

A compact, moderately general book which encompasses many fluid models of current interest...The book is written very clearly and contains a large number of exercises and their solutions. The level of mathematics is that commonly taught to undergraduates in mathematics departments.. —Mathematical Reviews The book should be useful for graduates and researchers not only in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering but also in advanced materials science and technology...Each public scientific library as well as hydrodynamics hand libraries should own this timeless book...Everyone who decides to buy this book can be sure to have bought a classic of science and the heritage of an outstanding scientist. —Silikáty All applied mathematicians, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and engineering mechanics graduates and researchers will find the book an essential reading resource for fluids. —Simulation News Europe

Introduction to Classical Mechanics

With Problems and Solutions

Author: David Morin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468375

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, oscillations, energy, momentum, angular momentum, planetary motion, and special relativity. It also explores more advanced topics, such as normal modes, the Lagrangian method, gyroscopic motion, fictitious forces, 4-vectors, and general relativity. It contains more than 250 problems with detailed solutions so students can easily check their understanding of the topic. There are also over 350 unworked exercises which are ideal for homework assignments. Password protected solutions are available to instructors at The vast number of problems alone makes it an ideal supplementary text for all levels of undergraduate physics courses in classical mechanics. Remarks are scattered throughout the text, discussing issues that are often glossed over in other textbooks, and it is thoroughly illustrated with more than 600 figures to help demonstrate key concepts.

An Introduction to Mechanics of Human Movement

Author: J. Watkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401178150

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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to Mechanics of Human Movetnent by James Watkins Scottish School oj Physical Education lordanhill College oj Education, Glasgow, Scotland 1983 M. TP PRESS LIM. ITED . . . . a member of (he KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROteP BOSTON / THE HAGUE! DORDRECHT ! LANCASTER " Published by MTP Press Limited Lancaster, England Copyright © 1983 MTP Press Limited Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edition 1983 First published 1983 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from the publishers. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Watkins, James An introduction to mechanics of human movement 1. Human locomotion I. Title 612476 QP303 ISBN-13: 978-94-011-7815-0 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-011-7813-6 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-01\-7813-6 Typeset by Blackpool Typesetting Services Ltd. , Blackpool. Bound by WBC Bookbinders Ltd. , Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan. Contents PREFACE vii INTRODUCTION Mechanics of human movement 1 1. 1 1. 2 Forms of motion 2 1. 3 Units 3 LINEAR MOTION 2 2. 1 Distance and speed, displacement and velocity 4 2. 2 Acceleration 11 2. 3 Vector and scalar quantities 13 2. 4 Mass, inertia and linear momentum 21 2. 5 Force and Newton's First Law of Motion 21 2. 6 Newton's Law of Gravitation (law of attraction); gravity and weight 23 2. 7 Newton's second law of motion; the impulse of a force 27 2. 8 Units of force 31 2.

An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry

With Applications to Mechanics and Relativity

Author: Leonor Godinho,José Natário

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319086669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 467

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Unlike many other texts on differential geometry, this textbook also offers interesting applications to geometric mechanics and general relativity. The first part is a concise and self-contained introduction to the basics of manifolds, differential forms, metrics and curvature. The second part studies applications to mechanics and relativity including the proofs of the Hawking and Penrose singularity theorems. It can be independently used for one-semester courses in either of these subjects. The main ideas are illustrated and further developed by numerous examples and over 300 exercises. Detailed solutions are provided for many of these exercises, making An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry ideal for self-study.

An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Author: J. N. Reddy,Junuthula Narasimha Reddy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025435

Category: Mathematics

Page: 470

View: 4009

This best-selling textbook presents the concepts of continuum mechanics, and the second edition includes additional explanations, examples and exercises.

An Introduction to Mechanics

Author: N. Basu,S. Nanda,P. C. Nayak

Publisher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.

ISBN: 9788173192111

Category: Mathematics

Page: 419

View: 3745

This text describes advanced studies in applied mathematics and applied physics. The text includes a discussion of vector analysis followed by its applications in particle mechanics and mechanics of rigid bodies. Each chapter contains solved problems and examples which help to illustrate the principles discussed in the chapter. The last two chapters deal with Lagrange's theorem and Hamilton's theorem and their applications in calculus of variations - a mathematical tool, needed in the study of applied mathematics and applied physics.

An Introduction to Applied Mechanics

Author: Ewart Sigmund Andrews

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mechanics, Applied

Page: 316

View: 9668

An Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics

Second Edition

Author: Alain J Brizard

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814623644

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 8921

An Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics begins with a proper historical perspective on the Lagrangian method by presenting Fermat's Principle of Least Time (as an introduction to the Calculus of Variations) as well as the principles of Maupertuis, Jacobi, and d'Alembert that preceded Hamilton's formulation of the Principle of Least Action, from which the Euler–Lagrange equations of motion are derived. Other additional topics not traditionally presented in undergraduate textbooks include the treatment of constraint forces in Lagrangian Mechanics; Routh's procedure for Lagrangian systems with symmetries; the art of numerical analysis for physical systems; variational formulations for several continuous Lagrangian systems; an introduction to elliptic functions with applications in Classical Mechanics; and Noncanonical Hamiltonian Mechanics and perturbation theory. The Second Edition includes a larger selection of examples and problems (with hints) in each chapter and continues the strong emphasis of the First Edition on the development and application of mathematical methods (mostly calculus) to the solution of problems in Classical Mechanics. New material has been added to most chapters. For example, a new derivation of the Noether theorem for discrete Lagrangian systems is given and a modified Rutherford scattering problem is solved exactly to show that the total scattering cross section associated with a confined potential (i.e., which vanishes beyond a certain radius) yields the hard-sphere result. The Frenet-Serret formulas for the Coriolis-corrected projectile motion are presented, where the Frenet-Serret torsion is shown to be directly related to the Coriolis deflection, and a new treatment of the sleeping-top problem is given.

An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

Author: Richard Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107023815

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 2612

A clear, concise introduction to all the major features of solar system dynamics, ideal for a first course.

An Introduction to Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Amnon Yariv

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486499863

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 8436

Based on a Cal Tech course, this is an outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics for advanced undergraduates in applied physics. The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. 1982 edition.

An Introduction to Thermomechanics

Author: H. Ziegler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444598936

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 5859

North-Holland Series in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Volume 21: An Introduction to Thermomechanics, Second Revised Edition focuses on the methodologies, reactions, and processes involved in thermomechanics, including kinematics, thermodynamics, elasticity, and tensors. The book first offers information on kinematics, kinetics, and thermodynamics. Discussions focus on field theory, state variables, momentum theorems, state of stress, energy theorem, state of motion, small displacements, and material derivatives. The manuscript then ponders on material properties, ideal liquids, linear elasticity, and inviscid gases. The text elaborates on viscous fluids, plastic bodies, viscoelasticity, and general tensors. Topics include tensor algebra, mechanical constitutive relations, thermomechanical extension, hereditary integrals, perfectly plastic bodies, turbulence, and basic equations. The book then reviews viscoelastic bodies, plasticity, non-Newtonian liquids, and maximal dissipation. The publication is a valuable reference for researchers wanting to dig deeper into thermomechanics.

Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry

A Basic Exposition of Classical Mechanical Systems

Author: J.E. Marsden,Tudor Ratiu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217924

Category: Science

Page: 586

View: 8891

A development of the basic theory and applications of mechanics with an emphasis on the role of symmetry. The book includes numerous specific applications, making it beneficial to physicists and engineers. Specific examples and applications show how the theory works, backed by up-to-date techniques, all of which make the text accessible to a wide variety of readers, especially senior undergraduates and graduates in mathematics, physics and engineering. This second edition has been rewritten and updated for clarity throughout, with a major revamping and expansion of the exercises. Internet supplements containing additional material are also available.

An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Author: Morton E. Gurtin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080918495

Category: Science

Page: 265

View: 8265

This book presents an introduction to the classical theories of continuum mechanics; in particular, to the theories of ideal, compressible, and viscous fluids, and to the linear and nonlinear theories of elasticity. These theories are important, not only because they are applicable to a majority of the problems in continuum mechanics arising in practice, but because they form a solid base upon which one can readily construct more complex theories of material behavior. Further, although attention is limited to the classical theories, the treatment is modern with a major emphasis on foundations and structure

An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

Author: Forest Ray Moulton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140687

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 3333

Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers.