Register to reply 
Analytical Mechanics: An Introduction 
Share this thread: 
#1
Aug110, 05:01 PM

P: 6

Hello.
Someone knows the book: "Analytical Mechanics: An Introduction" by Antonio Fasano, S. Marmi? Is this a good book on mechanics? Thank you. 


#2
Sep210, 05:43 PM

P: 201

Bump
Any recommendations for a text which provides an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics and continues on to Hamiltonian mechanics? 


#3
Sep810, 08:06 AM

P: 6

The classical reference is "Classical Mechanics" by Herbert Goldstein. In my course on Analytical Mechanics, here in Brazil, I used "Mecânica Analítica" by Nivaldo Lemos. It is very similar to Goldstein's book. For a more geometric approach: "Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics", by V. I. Arnold or, for a more smooth transition, "Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach" by José & Saletan. Arnold's book will be my next fun :) 


#4
Sep910, 06:26 PM

P: 68

Analytical Mechanics: An Introduction
The FasanoMarmi was my textbook during undergraduate studies  I covered almost the whole book in two courses. To me it definitely doesn't seem a book for rookies: the part on hamiltonian dynamic is rather abstract though I enjoyed much the exposition. I eventually recommend for a course in basic mechanics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian. Avoid the chapter on continuous mechanic and ergodic theory  the book wants to cover lots of different topics though only fundamental theories are exhaustive and wellmade. If you are Italian, you might want to take a look to "Meccanica" by Gallavotti too.
Ll. 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Analytical mechanics  General Math  0  
Analytical mechanics course  Science & Math Textbooks  0  
A question about Analytical Mechanics  Advanced Physics Homework  4  
Analytical mechanics/vectors..help  Introductory Physics Homework  1  
Analytical mechanics  Classical Physics  1 