An Introduction To Mechanics 1st Edition is an in-depth and comprehensive study of the fundamental concepts of mechanics. Aimed at students who have a background in mathematics and a basic understanding of Calculus, the book discusses only the essential concepts and principles in mechanics in order to prevent confusion and over loading of information for the students. The topics covered in the book include Work and Energy, Central Force Motion, Vectors and Kinematics, a few Mathematical Preliminaries, Angular Momentum and Fixed Axis Rotation, Relativistic Kinematics, Momentum, the Harmonic Oscillator, Newton’s Law - The Foundations of Newtonian Mechanics, Special Theory of Relativity, Some Mathematical Aspects of Force and Energy, Non Inertial Systems and Fictitious Forces, Four Vectors and Relativistic Invariance, Rigid Body Motion and the Conservation of Angular Momentum, and Relativistic Momentum and Energy. An Introduction To Mechanics 1st Edition has more than 700 illustrations to demonstrate the concepts explained and has content-wise questions given at the end of each chapter to help the students revise and understand the information better. The questions are graded according to their difficulty with answers provided for the difficult ones. The book also has several solved examples and practice sets of questions to enhance the students’ analytical aptitude. An Introduction To Mechanics was first published in 1973 and is a considered a classic textbook on an introduction to principles and concepts of mechanics. It prepares the students exceptionally well for future research and studies in mechanics and physics.


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PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2007