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I've been looking for a textbook in classical mechanics that's readily available (like can be found in the library of James Cook University of Townsville, Australia) and full of fully-answered questions in the Lagrangian/Hamiltonian formalisms yet I can't find any. My first port of call was the Schaum's Outlines and Demystified series but the only member of these series I could find that was relevant was Lagrangian Dynamics which is difficult for me to track-down in real-life.

It would be particularly helpful if one could point me to a free eBook with this material.

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  • $\begingroup$ I always liked Classical Mechanics by R. Douglas Gregory which I've seen in two different uni libraries. $\endgroup$ – lemon Jul 15 '14 at 17:28
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    $\begingroup$ Only questions and answers: arxiv.org/abs/physics/0605057 $\endgroup$ – Count Iblis Jul 15 '14 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ Best book for such stuffs is HERE $\endgroup$ – L.K. Jul 15 '14 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Brenton Horne, Phys.SE only allows a limited number of resource recommendation questions, because they tend to be e.g. primarily opinion-based and list-questions. I'm closing this a duplicate, not because it is an exact duplicate, but to point in the right direction. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Jul 15 '14 at 18:24
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John R. Taylor's Classical Mechanics has a couple of chapters on Lagrange and Hamilton that I found very helpful.

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  • $\begingroup$ AFAICT, such PDFs violate American Piracy Laws (even though OP is in Australia, SE is an American company). $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Jul 15 '14 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos Is that so? I have had professors direct me to just look for a pdf online rather than going to the library. $\endgroup$ – jkeuhlen Jul 15 '14 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ Either your professors are ignorant of the law or they just don't care. Either way, that would not prevent you from being sued for piracy. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Jul 15 '14 at 18:30

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