Subject(s) 
Mechanics  Problems, exercises, etc

Physical Description 
vi, 599 p. : ill. ; 25 cm 
Note 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Contents 
1 Introduction  2 Miscellanea  3 Onedimensional motion  4 Linear oscillations  5 Energy and potentials  6 Momentum and angular momentum  7 Motion in two and three dimensions  8 Spherically symmetric potentials  9 The Coulomb and oscillator problems  10 Twobody problems  11 Multiparticle systems  12 Rigid bodies  13 Nonlinear oscillations  14 Translation and rotation of the reference frame  15 The relativity principle and some of its consequences 
Summary 
"Apart from an introductory chapter giving a brief summary of Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in classical mechanics that will be encountered in undergraduate and graduate courses. These include one, two, and three dimensional motion; linear and nonlinear oscillations; energy, potentials, momentum, and angular momentum; spherically symmetric potentials; multiparticle systems; rigid bodies; translation and rotation of the reference frame; the relativity principle and some of its consequences. The solutions are followed by a set of comments intended to stimulate inductive reasoning and provide additional information of interest. Both analytical and numerical (computer) techniques are used obtain and analyze solutions. The computer calculations use Mathematica (version 7), and the relevant code is given in the text. It includes use of the interactive Manipulate function which enables one to observe simulated motion on a computer screen, and to study the effects of changing parameters."pub. desc 
Alternate Author 
Pierrus, J. (John)

