Textbook suggestion

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I'm looking for a comprehensive book that covers Newtonian, Lagrangian, Hamiltonian, and Relativitistic Mechanics. Is there such a book, and what is it called?
 

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Goldstein of course.
 
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Classical Mechanics by Taylor does it too. It's simpler to understand than Goldstein, but much less rigorous. Still, if you never played with lagrangian/hamiltonian mechanics, you're better with Taylor.
 
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Marion and Thorton was our introductory book.

You can look for them at amazon and read peoples opinions.
 
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And I used Hand & Finch (and recommend it as much as I can recommend any classical mechanics book, although it sort of presupposes you know enough Newtonian mechanics.)
 

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