This is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art compendium of classical or Newtonian (non relativistic and non quantum) mechanics from an advanced and unified viewpoint, namely, from the continuum, or field, form of the fundamental principles of linear and angular momentum of Euler, Cauchy, Hamel et al. The title adjective 'elementary' simply means no Lagrangean and no Hamiltonian theories and methods. Yet, in spite of its high level, this extensive work of more than 1450 dense pages of text, and more than 350 pages of galleries is eminently readable and inclusive. The overall style is informal, all ahistorical and intuition-deadening jargon and formalisms ('epsilonics') have been intentionally avoided. The mathematics, typically an Achilles heel of modern mechanics books, especially those in applied or multi-body mechanics, has been kept to the simplest necessary for a work of this level and scope. As such, the book continues, renovates, and expands the grand tradition laid by such educational 20th century 'elementary mechanics' classics as those written by Butenin, Coe, Fox, Hamel, Loitsianskii, Lur'e, Magnus, Milne, Nielsen, Parkus, Pars, Stackel, Synge, Szabo, Voigt, among others.Specifically:The text is complemented, clarified, and enriched by many remarks, completely solved nontrivial examples, and problems, all of the latter with their answers and many with hints. It will be of interest to senior undergraduate and graduate students and teachers in and out of the academia, in the areas of engineering (aero & astro, civil, mechanical, controls), theoretical and applied mechanics, physics, applied mathematics, science history and others, for class reference and self study. Nothing equivalent or comparable to it has ever appeared, in any language, in the mechanics literature.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 1680