This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, oscillations, energy, momentum, angular momentum. Editorial Reviews. Review. "I think all undergraduate physics majors will own a copy of this Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions - Kindle edition by David Morin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. David Morin is a Lecturer in the Physics Department at Harvard University. He - Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and.
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CLASSICAL MECHANICS. * WITH PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS *. David Morin In doing a mechanics problem, there is of course no need to analyze all the. THERE ONCE WAS A. CLASSICAL THEORY Introductory Classical Mechanics , with Problems and Solutions. David Morin. Solutions to Problems in Goldstein, Classical Mechanics, Second Morin, David -Introductory Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions.
See all Editorial Reviews. I wouldn't recommend this as a first college textbook on classical mechanics, though. The problems will really help you build your problem solving skills. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For the Enthusiastic Beginner Kindle Edition.
That makes it a good follow up to something like Halliday for students who are content to use math and do physics heuristically; that is to say, for most engineering and science students, this book makes for a good, gentle introduction to advanced topics in dynamics. However, Taylor is not suitable as a either and introductory or intermediate text in mechanics for students interested in graduate studies which will depend on this material.
Kleppner rigorously derives the classical physics theorems in limited cases, using rigorous but elementary calculus, making it a more suitable introduction to the subject. Morin unrigorously derives the classical physics theorems in generality using huristic vector calculus, making it a much more suitable follow up to Kleppner and prerequisite to Goldstein which is the standard doctoral text.
Notice, though, that Taylor covers significantly more topics than Kleppner and Morin combined. This is in the nature of things: If you are looking for a cohesive introduction to these tangential topics, and are content to do things heuristically, there might not be a better book than Taylor.
In particular, the chapter on Lagrangian Mechanics is terribly written. There again, the treatment is more correct but less clear than in Taylor, but in this instance the line of argumentation is nearly unintelligible on a first reading. However, it should be noted that almost no books prove, in the special cases where such a proof is possible, that Newtonian and Lagrangian physics are equivalent.
In reality, Morin should probably deal with Lagrangian physics as he does angular physics: As it stands, none of the introductory Lagrangian Mechancis books, including Goldstein, do this--however, Goldstein is at least explicit enough with the definitions so that the untreated correspondence can easily be worked out by a student on a first reading. This is the standard, but by definition it is unintuitive.
Since physical--in particular, mechanical and electrical--intuition is of paramount importance in the study and application of physics, I also think this standard treatment is rather useless. Physics Professors seem to insist on treating Special Relativity after Classical Mechanics but before Classical Electromagnetism, which precludes the line of argumentation which seemed to inspire Einstein in the first place: For this reason, I think the best treatments of special relativity can be found in books like Griffiths and Jackson, rather than books like Morin and Taylor.
Indeed, Taylor explicitly refers the reader to Griffiths, which is ridiculous since both books deploy the same mathematical machinery. Excellent coverage and hand-holding explanations of what will be, for most undergrad physics majors, their first truly difficult class.
The examples in the book help you solve the end-of-chapter problems. Many of the worked-out problems are very good preparation for graduate preliminary exams for CM.
It is essential to understand every example problem and worked-out example, and to be able to solve a lot of the solution-less problems as well.
When I took CM as a grad student this book came in very handy. It's somewhat more advanced than the more common undergrad CM texts, and introduces a lot of concepts that Goldstein covers in a very obtuse, formalism-laden way. I think this book is very very good preparation for Goldstein. Even if you are past your undergrad class and about to take a Goldstein-based CM class, buy this book and refer to it often.
It's only real weakness is the less in-depth coverage of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics as compared to Goldstein. There is a freely-downloadable extra chapter on Hamiltonians on the author's web site, which helps to make up for this a bit.
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Intended audience: Advanced high school and beyond. Buy online Amazon Paperback: Back cover concise description of book Preface Sample material: Chapter 1 all of the problems.
This book is a collection of 57 very difficult math problems with detailed solutions that I have compiled over the years. Many of the problems appeared on my old Problem of the Week webpage. I finally re polished up a number of them, added some new ones, and created this book. The problems are mostly classics that have been around for ages.
They are divided into four categories: General, Geometry, Probability, and Foundational. Cover illustration: Maki Naro.
College or advanced high school. Chapter 1 Time dilation, length contraction, etc. Appendices This book is a revised and expanded version of the last four chapters in my Introduction to Classical Mechanics, with Problems and Solutions textbook.
A great deal of additional commentary has been included in order to make the book accessible to a wider audience. Self-published so that I could keep the price low through CreateSpace, , pages. A set of exercises suitable for homework problems is located here: The later chapters don't have as many, but more will be added in the future.
Note 1: Although my other books deal with physics, there is no physics in this book. It's just a fun introduction to probability. Note 2: Calculus isn't a prerequisite, although a few of the problems do involve calculus. These are marked clearly.
Note 3: This book is between two and three times as long as the draft version I've had posted on this webpage for many years. So there's a huge amount of new material.
High-school AP or college freshmen.