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Help needed for GATE examination Preparation

  1. Sep 16, 2009 #1
    Hi Guys,

    I have completed my BE in E&C however now i am preparing for GATE Physics 2010.
    I have completed the basic Classical Mechanics along with all the exercise problems from the textbook "University Physics" by Young and Freedman.
    As you all know the actual GATE syllabus starts from the advanced Classical Mechanics part. For this I am referring "Classical mechanics" by Goldstein. The problem is I am little bit confused about which all topics i should refer in Goldstien's textbook.
    Like, as per the GATE Syllabus(red colour) it is given as:

    central forces, Kepler problem and planetary motion; collisions and scattering in laboratory and centre of mass frames -- For this should I read complete chapter 3 of Goldstien's textbook or only the sections which refer to above topics??

    mechanics of system of particles ---- For this should i read complete chapter 1 of Goldstien's textbook??

    rigid body dynamics ---- ??

    moment of inertia tensor ----??

    noninertial frames and pseudo forces ---??

    variational principle ---- ??

    Lagrange's and Hamilton's formalisms ----??

    equation of motion, cyclic coordinates, Poisson bracket ----??

    periodic motion, small oscillations, normal modes ----??

    special theory of relativity - Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics, mass-energy equivalence ----??

    Kindly provide the section number frm Goldstein textbook for the above topics.
    Thanks in advance
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