Guys can u suggest me some excellent books for Classical Mechanics?
Thank u in advance
Uh, your question is a bit vague. What level of classical mechanics are you looking to learn?
I am looking for a book of university level... Can u suggest some?
This is still vague to me. Do you mean first year mechanics?
Did you ever take a university course on physics before?
Start with Kleppnar Mechanics (Newtonian) book if you already done the Introductory Physics.
I have done the introductory physics and i just want some advanced level... And i cant tell u more in detail...
Thank you Natassha
I will try that...
I have done my Engineering but didnt graduate in physics. So my answer is No.
Can u suggest some at that level?
Advanced is a very relative term. For example one of the other posters suggested Kleppner. This is my most favorite book on mechanics but it is advanced in the sense that the problems can be quite difficult not in the sense that it covers advanced material (except the section on general rigid body motion). If you want a book that for example covers coupled oscillators, non-linear motion and chaos, lagrangian / hamiltonian mechanics, impulse response for e.g. mass-spring systems, and rigid body motion then take a look at Taylor "Classical Mechanics".
U got it right.. I want advanced material especially on lagrangian/hamiltonian mechanics. So I will check Taylor's Classical mechanics. Thank u...
Ok, if you are exclusively interested in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, then I would more strongly recommend you take a look at Calkin "Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics". He has a nice chapter on the virtual work principle (now if only I can figure out how to use virtual work in General Relativity )
I find lagrangian/hamiltonian mechanics difficult. So do u recommend that book considering i just started to learn it?
Ah no I would say you should go with Taylor first in that case. Look at the material on Lagrangians and Hamtilonians in Taylor's book first. Taylor is meant as a second year mechanics text for physics students and from what I've seen Calkin is usually used after a second year mechanics class.
Ohh... Ok then i will read Taylor first.
Good luck and have fun! Taylor is a super awesome text. If you've ever used Griffiths' electrodynamics text, the conversational tone in Taylor's text will be very familiar (I love the conversational texts).
Thanks... I love Griffiths Electrodynamics book. Someone suggested it to me and i find it really good. Hope Taylor feels the same way.
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