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Good introductory textbook for L & H dynamics?

  1. Aug 8, 2013 #1
    I'm a high school grad, my knowledge of college level physics is quite rudimentary. I would like to start learning about L & H dynamics. What textbook would you guys recommend for novices?
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2013 #2
    If your knowledge of college level physics is rudimentary, I'd suggest working through a text like Kleppner & Kolenkow first.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2013 #3
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  6. Aug 11, 2013 #5
    There was also the book Hamiltonian and Lagrangian Mechanics: A Coloring Book for Young Physicists. The author promised a second edition, but I don't know what happened to it.

    Some of my favorite mechanics books, in order of sophistication:

    French, Newtonian Mechanics
    Fowles, Analytical Mechanics
    Landau & Lifschitz, Mechanics
     
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