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Wanna learn mechanics

  1. Apr 16, 2016 #1
    At present whatever mechanics I know is attributed to PHYSICS - Halliday Reskick Krane
    i.e kinematics, centre of mass , work energy theorem and rotational mechanics

    So I want to go on !
    So What I want to know is which book will be best for that, and whatever you tell please mind that I will be doing self learning.

    Also let me know the corresponding mathematical prerequisites ,
    as of now as far as calculus goes
    I know differentiation , first two principals of integral calculus , first order differential equations
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  3. Apr 16, 2016 #2
    Kleppner and Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, is the way to go.
  4. Apr 17, 2016 #3
    something more advance !!

    making into Euler's and Lagrange's stuff
    but from basics
  5. Apr 17, 2016 #4
    Are you sure you know what Kleppner's book does? Sure, it might appear that they cover the same as Halliday's book. But Kleppner-Kolenkow is very different and way more mature than Halliday. While Halliday often uses some baby calculus, Kleppner uses the full power of calculus every step of the way. Seriously, I think every physics student should work through Kleppner before moving on to Lagrangian stuff.

    But ok, if you want more advanced stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Classical-Mechanics-John-R-Taylor/dp/189138922X
  6. Apr 17, 2016 #5

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    First, "wanna" isn't even slang. It's baby talk. I don't know why people expect to be treated seriously if they write in baby talk.

    Second, you got some very good advice with Kleppner. I don't understand the desire to whip through the material as quickly as possible, ensuring that one learns as little as possible.
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