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Books on Classical Mechanics

  1. Sep 21, 2017 #1
    I'm sophomore in physics looking for best free books for classical mechanics and for vibrations and waves.

    Anyone with references please


    Thank you
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2017 #2

    phinds

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  6. Sep 22, 2017 #5
    http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/301/301.pdf
    http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/celestial/Celestial/Celestial.html
    https://www.physics.upenn.edu/sites...sical_Mechanics_a_Critical_Introduction_0.pdf
    http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/classical/texfiles/2005/book/classical.pdf

    There are many more. But, for the level you are looking, probably you should start here
    There is a zip file for course materials in that page (direct link), download it and unzip it. Go through the transcripts subfolder and it makes a great offline resource for learning Classical Mechanics.
    Open start.html and it will provide you with links to download problem sets.
    And if you prefer videos of the transcripts, here they are.

    Lastly,look through this thread for many free books on many topics.

    Hope this helps
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017
  7. Sep 24, 2017 #6
    An Introduction To Mechanics by Kleppner, Kolenkow is a good book. I was recommended this book here, and later by some professors as well. Though I haven't read it in full, it's good.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2017 #7
    OP is looking for free online books.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2017 #8
    I've got a free pdf version. That's why I recommended it.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2017 #9
    That can't be legal.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2017 #10
    Yes, you're right. Just verified and deleted it. Actually a friend of mine had given it to me, so I never checked out copyright. I also have the hard copy, I kept the soft copy because I cannot always take the hard copy to all places, like washrooms :wideeyed:
     
  12. Sep 30, 2017 #11
    Yes, I wish publishers will give rights to the soft copy when a hard copy is purchased - even the DRM-ed ones.
     
  13. Oct 1, 2017 #12

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    I wonder what's the use of analytical-mechanics textbooks in washrooms ;-)...
     
  14. Oct 1, 2017 #13
    Best time to read physics. Try it :)
     
  15. Oct 1, 2017 #14
    When you have a huge amount of school syllabus to complete, but you still want to read out of passion, then you'll have to utilise every bit of time. :olduhh:
     
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