Mechanics: Volume 1 by L D LandauMechanics: Volume 1 by L D Landau

Mechanics: Volume 1

byL D Landau, E.m. LifshitzEditorL D Landau

Paperback | January 1, 1976

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Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.

The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.

Lev Davidovich Landau was born on January 22, 1908 in Baku, U.S.S.R (now Azerbaijan). A brilliant student, he had finished secondary school by the age of 13. He enrolled in the University of Baku a year later, in 1922, and later transferred to the University of Leningrad, from which he graduated with a degree in physics. Landau did gra...
Title:Mechanics: Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.63 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 1976Publisher:Butterworth (trade)

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ISBN - 10:0750628960

ISBN - 13:9780750628969

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Table of Contents

The equations of motion; Conservation laws; Integration of equations of motions; Collisions between particles; Small oscillations; Motion of a rigid body; Canonical equations.

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