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I have to choose a book for classical mechanics. After reading a lot through the forum, I find that the book by A.P French and the one by Kleppner is a good buy for my undergraduate course in classical mechanics. Also, is the book by Mary Boas for Mathematical methods a good book? Please give some advice on which one to have.

Thanking you all,

Below are the recommendations in the university syllabus:

Paper I: Mathematical Methods I, II

1. Introduction to Mathematical Physics - C. Harper (Prentice-Hall of India).

2. Mathematical Methods - M. C. Potter and J. Goldberg (Prentice-Hall of India).

3. Vector Analysis - M. R. Spiegel, (Schaum's Outline Series) (Tata McGraw-Hill).

4. Tatwiya Padartha Bidyar Bhumika – S. Sengupta, Asok Ghosh and D. P. Roychaudhuri

(W.B. State Book Board (WBSBB)).

5. Mathematical Physics – P.K. Chattopadhyay (Wiley Eastern)

Papers II and V: Classical Mechanics I, II

1. Theoretical Mechanics - M. R. Spiegel, (Schaum's Outline Series) (McGraw-Hill).

2. Mechanics - K. R. Symon (Addison-Wesley).

3. Introduction to Classical Mechanics - R. G. Takwale and P. S. Puranik (Tata McGraw-Hill).

4. Classical Mechanics – N. C. Rana and P. S. Joag (Tata McGraw-Hill).

7. The Feynman Lectures on Physics – Vol I (Addison-Wesley).

8.An Introduction to Mechanics – D. Keppner and R.J. Kolenkow (Tata McGraw-Hill).

9.Mechanics – H. S. Hans and S. P. Puri (Tata McGraw-Hill).

10. Classical Mechanics – J. Goldstein (Narosa Publ. House).

11. Classical Mechanics – A. K. Roychaudhuri (O. U. P., Calcutta). 27

12. Berkeley Physics Course, Vol – I (Mechanics) (Mc Graw Hill).