A new work of unrivaled scope, this book is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatise on the mechanics of Lagrange and Hamilton, that is, classical analytical dynamics, and its principal applications to constrained systems (contact, rolling, and servoconstraints). It is a book on advanced dynamics from a unified viewpoint, namely, the kinetic principle of virtual work, or principle of Lagrange. As such, it continues, renovates, and expands the grand tradition laid by such mechanics masters as Appell, Maggi, Whittaker, Heun, Hamel, Chetaev, Synge, Pars, Lur'e, Gantmacher, Neimark, and Fufaev.
In spite of the advanced level, originality, density, rarity, and wealth of the topics covered, this 1,400 page-long volume (the most extensive ever written on analytical mechanics) is eminently readable and inclusive, and in this sense, this unique work constitutes an optimal investment of the reader's time and money ("best buy").
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John G. Papastavridis is at Georgia Institute of Technology.Review:
"This classical, detailed introduction to advanced analytical mechanics features special emphasis on basic principles and equations of motion as they apply to the most general constrained mechanical systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom. Coverage progresses from basic concepts and
equations of particle and rigid-body mechanics through kinematics and kinetics of constrained systems, impulsive motion, nonlinear nonholonomic constraints, differential variational principles, time-integral theorems, and an introduction to Hamiltonian/canonical methods. Chapter examples and
problems are included. The book is ideal as a text and reference for graduate students, professors, and researchers in areas of applied mechanics, engineering science, and mechanical, aerospace, structural, and electrical engineering, as well as physics and applied mathematics. The author teaches
mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology."--SciTech Book News
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 195126971