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Oct1409, 08:11 AM

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Hi All,
Kindly suggest me an alternative book for "Classical Mechanics by Goldstein". I am finding it little bit difficult to understand so if i can find any alternate book which is little less complicated than Goldstein it will be helpful for me. I am concentrating on the below mentioned topics and particularly to problems in CM: Conservation laws; central forces, Kepler problem and planetary motion; collisions and scattering in laboratory and centre of mass frames; mechanics of system of particles; rigid body dynamics; moment of inertia tensor; noninertial frames and pseudo forces; variational principle; Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s formalisms; equation of motion, cyclic coordinates, Poisson bracket; periodic motion, small oscillations, normal modes; special theory of relativity – Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics, massenergy equivalence. Thanks 


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Oct1409, 11:51 AM

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You might try Classical Mechanics by John R. Taylor,
http://www.amazon.com/ClassicalMech.../dp/189138922X. 


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#4
Oct1509, 09:27 AM

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Classical mechanics reference book
Thanks for reply :)
Kindly give ur opinion on "Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems  Marion, Thornton". Does this book serve my purpose which i have mentioned in my first post?? (Becoz i have soft copy of this book, so will it be as helpful as John R Taylor's book? 


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Oct1509, 12:48 PM

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Thanks George :)



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Oct2409, 10:39 AM

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A book I'm currently reading is
Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach Jose & Saletan This is a book at a level between Goldstein and Marsden or Arnold. This book gives a LOT of physical insight, however, I found that the logic can be hard to follow. 


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