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Intro Physics Physics textbook covering relative kinematics/dynamics

  1. Oct 26, 2016 #1
    My university's professors have a pathological obsession with non inertial frames of reference which apparently has been going on for decades. As a result we work tons of these problems involving kinematics, dynamics and so on.

    However, none of the books listed in the bibliography of the course include a chapter on this, and the handouts are as messy as they get (this is the first year this course is taught in English, and the teachers prepared it in a couple of months notice).

    So, if I want to pass this course without losing my sanity I really need a book which covers relative kinematics and dynamics rigorously, a rigorous chapter at least. This would be my reference for the whole 8 month + course so it needs to be a decent text overall (if it covers the stuff taught after mechanics like electromagnetism, fluids, thermo... it would make it almost perfect). Everything here is also Calculus heavy.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2016 #2

    Orodruin

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    Even if we could simply point you to a book that covers non-inertial reference frames, it is difficult to recommend you a text that covers an entire 8 month course without having access to the course curriculum.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2016 #3

    robphy

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  5. Oct 27, 2016 #4

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    Do you mean relativistic physics when you say "relative dynamics"? If so then SRT text rarely give a satisfactory treatment of non-inertial frames of reference. An impressive work is

    E. Gourgoulhon, Special Relativity in General Frames, Springer 2013

    It's of course an overkill for an introductory course ;-).
     
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