

This section contains free ebooks and guides on Classical Mechanics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.




Variational Principles In Classical MechanicsDouglas ClinePDF  587 Pages  EnglishThe goal of this
book is to introduce the reader to the intellectual beauty, and
philosophical implications, of the fact that nature obeys variational
principles that underlie the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian analytical
formulations of classical mechanics. Topics covered includes: History of
classical mechanics, Newtonian mechanics, Linear oscillators, Nonlinear
systems and chaos, Calculus of variations, Lagrangian dynamics, Symmetries,
Invariance and the Hamiltonian, Hamiltonian mechanics, Rigidbody rotation,
Relativistic mechanics, The transition to quantum physics.
 Classical Mechanics a Critical IntroductionMichael CohenPDF  364 Pages  EnglishThe first draft
of this book was composed many years ago and was intended to serve either as
a standalone text or as a supplementary tutor for the student. Topics
covered includes: Kinematics: The Mathematical Description Of Motion,
Newton’s First And Third Laws: Statics Of Particles, Newton’s Second Law;
Dynamics Of Particles, Conservation And Nonconservation Of Momentum, Work
And Energy, Simple Harmonic Motion, Static Equilibrium Of Simple Rigid
Bodies, Rotational Motion, Angular Momentum And Dynamics Of Rigid Bodies,
Newton’s Law Of Universal Gravitation.
 Classical Mechanics by Eric D HokerEric D HokerPDF  135 Pages  EnglishThis note explains the
following topics: Review of Newtonian Mechanics, Lagrangian Formulation of
Mechanics, Quadratic Systems: Small Oscillations, Hamiltonian Formulation of
Mechanics, Lie groups and Lie algebras, Motion of Rigid Bodies, Special
Relativity, Fluid Mechanics, Completely integrable systems, Global
properties of Hamiltonian mechanics.
 Classical Mechanics III by Prof. Iain StewartProf. Iain W. StewartOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis
lecture note covers Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, systems with
constraints, rigid body dynamics, vibrations, central forces, HamiltonJacobi
theory, actionangle variables, perturbation theory, and continuous systems.
It provides an introduction to ideal and viscous fluid mechanics, including
turbulence, as well as an introduction to nonlinear dynamics, including
chaos.
 Classical Mechanics Konstantin LikharevKonstantin LikharevPDF  231 Pages  EnglishThis note
covers the following topics: Lagrangian Formalism, Oscillations, From
Oscillations to Waves, Rigid Body Motion, Deformations and Elasticity, Fluid
Mechanics, Deterministic Chaos, Analytical Mechanics.
 Classical Mechanics II by Joel FranklinJoel FranklinOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers
the following topics: Lagrangian, metric and coordinates, Legendre transform
and the Hamiltonian, Canonical transformations, Tensor transformation and
the derivative, Parallel transport on a sphere, Infinitesimal
transformations, Newtonian gravity, The Riemann tensor and curvature, Matter
coupling and variation, Linearized gravity and metric interpretation,
Schwarzschild geodesics.
 Classical Mechanics by Matthew HoleMatthew HoleOnline  NA Pages  EnglishClassical mechanics is
the abstraction and generalisation of Newton's laws of motion undertaken,
historically, by Lagrange and Hamilton. This note will introduce the two
main approaches to classical mechanics: 1. the variational formulation 2.
the phase space formulation (Hamilton's equations, Poisson brackets,
canonical transformations, actionangle variables).
 Classical Mechanics and Dynamical SystemsMartin ScholtzPDF  211 Pages  EnglishThis note
explains the following topics: Classical mechanics, Lagrange equations,
Hamilton’s equations, Variational principle, HamiltonJacobi equation,
Electromagnetic field, Discrete dynamical systems and fractals, Dynamical
systems, Bifurcations.
 Classical Mechanics by Robert L. DewarRobert L. DewarPDF  109 Pages  EnglishThis note covers
the following topics:Generalized Kinematics, Constrained variation,
Lagrangian Mechanics, Lagrange’s equations, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Canonical
transformations.
 Classical Mechanics MIT Course NotesMITOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis lecture note explains the
following topics: History and Limitations of Classical Mechanics, Units,
Dimensional Analysis, Problem Solving, and Estimation, Vectors, Dimensional
Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Circular Motion, Momentum, System of
Particles, and Conservation of Momentum, Potential Energy and Conservation
of Energy, Angular Momentum, Simple Harmonic Motion, Celestial Mechanics,
Kinetic Theory.
 Classical Mechanics by Tom W.B. Kibble and Frank H. BerkshireTom W.B.
Kibble and Frank H. BerkshireOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis book is designed for students with
some previous acquaintance with the elementary concepts of mechanics, but
the book starts from first principles, and little detailed knowledge is
assumed. An essential prerequisite is a reasonable familiarity with
differential and integral calculus, including partial differentiation.
 Classical Mechanics by Charles B. ThornCharles B. ThornPDF  76 Pages  EnglishThis book explains
the following topics: Hamilton’s Principle of Least Action, Conservation
Laws and Symmetries of the Lagrangian, Solving the Equations of Motion,
Scattering Processes, Small Oscillations, Rigid body motion and Hamiltonian
Formulation of Mechanics.
 Classical Mechanics by H.C. RosuH.C. RosuOnline  131 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following
topics: The 'minimum' principles , Motion in central forces, Rigid body, Small
oscillations, Canonical transformations, Poisson parentheses, HamiltonJacobi
Equations, ActionAngle variables, Perturbation theory, Adiabatic invariants,
Mechanics of continuous systems.
 Lecture Notes on Classical MechanicsDaniel ArovasPDF  453 Pages  EnglishThe level of this note
is appropriate for an advanced under graduate or a first year graduate course in
classical mechanics. This note covers the following topics: introduction to
Dynamics, Systems of Particles, oneDimensional Conservative Systems, linear
Oscillations, Calculus of Variations, Lagrangian Mechanics, Noether’s Theorem,
Central Forces and Orbital Mechanics, Small Oscillations, Elastic Collisions,
Noninertial Reference Frames, Rigid Body Motion and Rotational Dynamics,
Continuum Mechanics, Special Relativity and Hamiltonian Mechanics.
 Classical Mechanics a Critical IntroductionMichael
Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
PennsylvaniaPDF  284 Pages  EnglishThis book covers the standard topics and the fundamental concepts
of mechanics. Each chapter includes a number of Examples, which are problems
relating to the material in the chapter, together with solutions and relevant
discussions.
 Physics I Classical Mechanics IIDr. Peter DourmashkinOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers
the following topics: introduction to mechanics, mathematics the language of
science, translational kinematics, force and Newton's laws of motion, circular
motion, conservation of energy, momentum, twodimensional rotational motion,
angular momentum, rotation and translation, central force motion.
 Physics I Classical Mechanics IIIDr. George StephansOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers
the following topics: introduction , force as a vector, static equilibrium,
addition and subtraction of vectors ,kinematics: describing 1D motion and
relative velocity , kinematics and velocity , kinematics: 2D motion and
circular motion , Newton's three laws , friction , springs , circular
motion with gravity , potential energy diagrams, potential energy of
springs , conservation of momentum , momentum, combining momentum and energy ,
2D collisions , power, impulse, center of mass , simple harmonic motion ,
gravity, properties of fluids , introduction to angular motion , statics and
dynamics of angular motion , pendulums and kinetic energy of rotation , energy
and momentum of rotation.
 Classical Mechanics An introductory courseRichard Fitzpatrick, University
of Texas at AustinOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Motion in 1 dimension,
Motion in 3 dimension, Newton's laws of motion, Conservation of energy, Circular
motion, Rotational motion, Angular momentum, Statics, Oscillatory motion and
Orbital motion.
 Classical Mechanics An introductory course (PDF 297p)Richard
Fitzpatrick, University of Texas at AustinPDF  297 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following
topics: Motion in 1 dimension, Motion in 3 dimension, Conservation of energy,
Newton's laws of motion, Conservation of momentum, Circular motion, Rotational
motion, Angular momentum, Statics, Oscillatory motion, Orbital motion and Wave
motion.
 Classical Mechanics (Joel A. Shapiro PDF 252p)Joel
A. ShapiroPDF  252 Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Particle Kinematics,
Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s Equations, Two Body Central Forces, Rigid Body
Motion, Small Oscillations, Hamilton’s Equations, Perturbation Theory and
Field Theory.
 Mathematical methods of classical mechanics (PDF 24p)Sergei TabachnikovPDF  24 Pages  EnglishIn this
text, the author constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics
from the beginning, examining all the basic problems in dynamics, including
the theory of oscillations, the theory of rigid body motion, and the
Hamiltonian formalism.
 Classical MechanicsDr.
J. B. TatumOnline  NA Pages  EnglishThis note covers the following topics: Centres of Mass, Moment of
Inertia, Systems of Particles, Rigid Body Rotation, Collisions, Motion in a
Resisting Medium, Projectiles, Conservative Forces, Rocket Motion, Simple and
Damped Oscillatory Motion, Forced Oscillations, Lagrangian Mechanics,
Hydrostatics, The Cycloid, Central Forces and Equivalent Potential, Vibrating Systems and Dimensions.
 Lecture Notes in Classical Mechanics (PDF 125p)Raz Kupferman, Institute
of Mathematics, The Hebrew UniversityPDF  125 Pages  EnglishThis book explains the following
topics: Newtonian Mechanics, Variational Calculus, Lagrangian mechanics, The twobody
central force problem, Hamiltonian mechanics, Canonical transformations, The
HamiltonJacobi theory and Quantum mechanics.
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