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As I understand it, most would probably say Goldstein's book, and am just looking for general suggestions.

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As I understand it, most would probably say Goldstein's book, and am just looking for general suggestions.

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If you want more on variational methods, look at Lanczos, or in more applied direction, Crandall, Karnopp, Kurtz, and Pridmore-Brown have a nice book on mechanical and electromechanical systems by variational methods. Langhaar also has an interesting book on variational methods.

Again, it all depends on which way you want to go. You will probably have to specialize a bit to go further.

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I agree with OldEngr63, it depends a lot on what you want to learn. If you are interested on the mathematical side of classical mechanics, you can try

-Marsden/Ratiu. Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry . https://www.amazon.com/dp/038798643X/?tag=pfamazon01-20.

-Arnold. Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387968903/?tag=pfamazon01-20

-José/Saletan. Classical Dynamics: A contemporary approach. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521636361/?tag=pfamazon01-20

also, the book by Spivak is nice https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914098322/?tag=pfamazon01-20

-Marsden/Ratiu. Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry . https://www.amazon.com/dp/038798643X/?tag=pfamazon01-20.

-Arnold. Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387968903/?tag=pfamazon01-20

-José/Saletan. Classical Dynamics: A contemporary approach. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521636361/?tag=pfamazon01-20

also, the book by Spivak is nice https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914098322/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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Goldstein is always recommended, and there is a good book by Greenwood.

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I second for Greenwood's, it is a very good text.

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