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Good mechanics text for self-study

  1. Oct 21, 2011 #1
    I am in my final year of a physics degree and have taken all the undergraduate mechanics available in the department, but I don't have a really solid understanding of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. Does anyone have a recommendation for a mechanics book which is comprehensible for self-study? If you recommend a book and can think of a math book which compliments it well please also mention that.
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  3. Oct 22, 2011 #2


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    The classical text for this is Goldstein, Classical Mechanics. If you like a more mathematical treatment, I'd recommend Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics.
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