This best-selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one- or two-semester course, provides a complete
account of the classical mechanics of particles
, systems of particles
, and rigid bodies. Vector calculus
is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving
Modern notation and terminology are used throughout in support of the text’s objective: to facilitate students’ transition to advanced physics and the mathematical formalism needed for the quantum theory of physics. CLASSICAL DYNAMICS OF PARTICLES AND SYSTEMS can easily be used for a one- or two-semester course, depending on the instructor’s choice of topics.