1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Classical Mechanics by Keith R. Symon

  1. Strongly Recommend

  2. Lightly Recommend

  3. Lightly don't Recommend

    0 vote(s)
  4. Strongly don't Recommend

  1. Jan 19, 2013 #1
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 14, 2014 #2
    I note I am the only one reviewing this book so far. It is an old book I used in 1979 to study for physics qualifying exam. I used Marion (no Thornton in those days) classical mech but I thought Symon was better.
    I especially liked his discussion of Kepler's problem and the forced harmonic oscillator. His rigid body chapters are also good (4 and 5). The later chapters even go into general relativity. All told I hope an instructor re-orders this old book for his students. I feel it may be a diamond in the rough.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted