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A First Course in Mechanics By Mary Lunn (Vice Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Hugh's College, Oxford)

A First Course in Mechanics
by Mary Lunn (Vice Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Hugh's College, Oxford)

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Provides an introduction to mechanics for students coming to the subject for the first time. The author's aim is to provide an understanding of Newtonian mechanics using the tools of modern algebra. This text is illustrated throughout with many worked examples, and numerous exercises (some with solutions) are provided.
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A First Course in Mechanics by Mary Lunn (Vice Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Hugh's College, Oxford)

This textbook provides a simple introduction to mechanics for students coming to the subject for the first time. The text is based on courses given to first and second year undergraduates and has been written with this audience in mind. Prerequisites are only a basic familiarity with vectors, matrices, and elementary calculus. The author's aim is to provide an understanding of Newtonian mechanics using the tools of modern algebra. The first chapters of the book introduce the fundamentals of the motion of rigid bodies: Newton's laws, forces, linear and angular momentum, and the conservation of energy. In the later chapters the theory of Lagrangian mechanics is developed and extended to cover applications to impulsive forces. Throughout, the theory is illustrated with many worked examples, and numerous exercises (some with solutions) are provided.

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A First Course in Mechanics Reviews


`This textbook provides a simple introduction to mechanics for students coming to the subject for the first time.' L'Enseignement Mathematique
'The text is well written and presented using an adequate mathematical apparatus in an up to date formulation.' M. Baake, Mathematics Abstracts, Vol. 714
'This is a nice book ... The presentation is clear throughout. Problems and some answers are given. It is suitable for strong first and second year undergraduates.' Mathematika, 38 (1991)

Table of Contents


1. Newton's laws ; 2. Central forces ; 3. Energy ; 4. Rotating frames ; 5. Many-particle systems ; 6. Rigid bodies: equations ; 7. Soluble problems in rigid body motion ; 8. Lagrangian mechanics ; 9. Impulsive forces ; Appendices 1, 2, 3 ; Solutions to odd-numbered exercises ; Index

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GOR001957233
A First Course in Mechanics by Mary Lunn (Vice Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Hugh's College, Oxford)
Mary Lunn (Vice Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Hugh's College, Oxford)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1991-04-04
204
0198534337
9780198534334
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