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Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry: A Basic Exposition of Classical Mechanical Systems - Texts in Applied Mathematics 17 (Hardback)
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Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry: A Basic Exposition of Classical Mechanical Systems - Texts in Applied Mathematics 17 (Hardback)

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Hardback 586 Pages / Published: 13/12/2002
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A development of the basic theory and applications of mechanics with an emphasis on the role of symmetry. The book includes numerous specific applications, making it beneficial to physicists and engineers. Specific examples and applications show how the theory works, backed by up-to-date techniques, all of which make the text accessible to a wide variety of readers, especially senior undergraduates and graduates in mathematics, physics and engineering. This second edition has been rewritten and updated for clarity throughout, with a major revamping and expansion of the exercises. Internet supplements containing additional material are also available.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387986432
Number of pages: 586
Weight: 2240 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. Corr. 2nd printing 2002


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The book is self-contained.It remains a good and solid introduction to this subject."
Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, March 2001 "... This book takes the reader on one of the greatest journeys in modern mathematics that has as its roots a subject that is more than 300 years old. Armed with this knowledge a reader is ready to pursue numerous topics of active mathematical research, from the more pure domains of symplectic geometry and topology to the geometric analysis of the limitless supply of examples from mechanics."
Newsletter of the Newzealand Mathematical Society, No. 81, April 2001

Second Edition

J.E. Marsden and T.S. Ratiu

Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry

A Basic Exposition of Classical Mechanical Systems

"As the name of the book implies, a consistent theme running through the book is that of symmetry. Indeed the latter half of the book focuses on Poisson manifolds, momentum maps, Lie-Poisson reduction, co-adjoint orbits and the integrability of the rigid body. The discussion of reduction must be the most comprehensive yet given. A pleasant feature of the book is that most of the theory that relates to finite-dimensional mechanical systems is illustrated concretely in terms of local coordinates, thereby making the book accessible even to beginners in the field."-MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

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