Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Textbook suggestion

  1. Jan 26, 2009 #1
    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?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2

    malawi_glenn

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Goldstein of course.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 #3
    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.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 #4

    malawi_glenn

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Marion and Thorton was our introductory book.

    You can look for them at amazon and read peoples opinions.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 #5
    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.)
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook