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Recommendations for Books on Lagrangian Mechanics [duplicate]

I'm taking the second course in Classical Mechanics which is being taught from John R. Taylor's book Classical Mechanics. What I think seriously lacks in my course is the big picture; the course ...
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Taylor vs Goldstein [duplicate]

I'm trying to select a mechanics book for self-study. I have some math background (linear algebra and calculus among other things) and I want to pick a book that won't skip over the math. I would ...
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A course in Lagrangian Mechanics [duplicate]

I would like to know: what are some of the best introductory books to Lagrangian Mechanics?
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What is the best source to study Classical Mechanics for a Grad Physics student who struggles to solve problems? [duplicate]

I am a physics major student who graduated last summer. During my undergrad years and now in my graduate level studies I always worked experimentally. I worked in labs with professors for years. Of ...
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What is a good book/lecture notes that covers Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics and includes a lot of numerical computation? [duplicate]

I am looking for a book or lecture notes that doesn't just describe the theory of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, but places strong emphasis on dealing with these topics computationally. Any ...
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General approach to Mechanics? [duplicate]

So, I know that this question may be tough to answer, but I am asking this question in all seriousness, and I don't consider myself a newbie... Lately, I am trying to find a way to "generalize" my ...
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Book recommendations [closed]

Every once in a while, we get a question asking for a book or other educational reference on a particular topic at a particular level. This is a meta-question that collects all those links together. ...
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Classical mechanics without coordinates book

I am a graduate student in mathematics who would like to learn some classical mechanics. However, there is one caveat: I am not interested in the standard coordinate approach. I can't help but think ...
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Physical and Geometrical interpretation of Differential Forms

I have a doubt about the physical and geometrical interpretation of differential forms. I've been studying differential forms on Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds, but my real intent is to use those ...
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Does one really need classical physics in order to understand quantum physics? [closed]

I want to start studying quantum mechanics, and then move to quantum field theory. I have a strong mathematical background, and I think this aspect of quantum physics won't be a problem to me. Though, ...
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Good book for Analytical Mechanics

What is a good book for Analytical Mechanics? To be more specific, I would prefer a book that: Is written "for mathematicians", i.e. with high mathematics precision (for example, with less emphasis ...
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Can a student with a heavy math background start learning physics with Goldstein's “Classical Mechanics”? [duplicate]

Can a student with a heavy math background start learning physics with Goldstein's "Classical Mechanics"? Or is the book too obtuse with basic physics that I need to start elsewhere?
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Math required for learning Lagrangian mechanics [duplicate]

How much knowledge of maths is required for learning Lagrangian mechanics? Also from where can I learn this math?
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Generalized definitions of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian functions

When we enter into the scope of Analytical mechanics we usually start with these two primary notions: Lagrangian function & Hamiltonian function And usually textbooks define Lagrangian as $L=T-V$ ...
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A question regarding particle trajectories in the symplectic manifold formalism

How to solve a free particle on a 2-sphere using symplectic manifold formalism of classical mechanics ? Is there a way to get coriolis effect directly, without going into Newton mechanics? And is ...

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