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Next Direction in Advanced Mechanics?

  1. Jun 24, 2012 #1
    Hi all,

    I am currently pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona and I have a few questions regarding some personal direction in the study of mechanics, mostly around the area of dynamics and systems.

    In order to graduate from CPP with a BS in ME the only considerations for dynamics are a thorough knowledge of 2D mechanics and systems and a very limited one of those in the 3D case. However I tend to do a lot of additional study on my own which sometimes wanders into graduate school territory.

    I've been looking lately a lot of advanced methods for mechanical analysis such as Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics but I also realize I'm quite a ways from really understand what is going on (even mathematically) with those methods. So I am curious if someone could point me in the right direction for some books I could self-study leading to those more advanced topics. I currently have an excellent grasp on analytic calculus methods and differential equation applications (ODE's only) but there also seems to be a need to understand something calculus of variations which I am not familiar with.

    So can anyone recommend some books or study sites? I am not opposed to purchasing textbooks either, knowledge comes at a cost.
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2012 #2

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