A translation of the highly acclaimed text by Roberto Tenenbaum (originally published in Portuguese). Tenenbaum's book covers the full range of topics included in a complete basic course designed for undergraduate students in engineering. Requiring no more than a basic course in calculus, the text employs an intuitive approach, from the point of view of Newtonian mechanics, that avoids the complications of Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism. The balance between analysis and practical examples also avoids the tendency of other engineering- oriented texts to assume an antipathy towards abstract thinking among engineers. The analytical approach, presented in a simple but rigorous way, gives the required tools for modeling novel practical situations.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 713
Weight: 1256 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 38 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.
From the reviews:
"[Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics] contains a large number of examples treated in great detail... The author takes great pains to carefully examine all the points touched upon ... The material is presented in a very systematic way, almost always going from the general to the more particular. The text is extremely clear and consistent, and all the figures are of excellent quality... The careful, authoritative and comprehensive way in which the material is presented reflects the long experience of the author in teaching dynamics to generations of students." Peter Hagedorn, Darmstadt University of Technology
From the reviews:
"One of the problems of teaching physics and engineering ... is that there is insufficient time in a typical course to study the ... subject in detail. The strength of this book is that it does just that. ... The subject matter is very carefully introduced ... . copiously illustrated with figures and worked examples and there is an extensive set of exercises. ... the book is extremely readable. ... a welcome addition to any university library." (Professor J. Hugill, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 46(4), 2005)
"Provides students with all of the essential knowledge they need to solve problems in classical mechanics. ... Precise notation and consistent methodology are used ... . there is a valuable index. ... fascinatingly useful to undergraduate students in engineering courses. ... One can fully appreciate the remarkable and splendid value evident in this contribution. A stimulating introduction to the book is provided ... . a solid base for a graduate course on analytical mechanics." (Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 47, 2004-2005)
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