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Analytical Mechanics 7th Edition

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"One of the strengths of this text has always been its figures and presentation of the mathematical concepts. The figures are excellent and will help students to gain a feel for the ideas The major strength of this text has always been its thorough presentation of the mathematics. Many texts leave out so many steps in the examples and derivations that students, especially those seeing the applications of differential equations for the first time, find it hard to follow and become discouraged. Incorporating the presentation of new mathematical concepts into the text rather than as supplements helps students to recognize the usefulness of the math. If I were to describe this text I would consider it a good physical overview to dynamics with good supportive explanations of the mathematics involved."

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 7 edition (March 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534494927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534494926
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By William R. Schulkins on January 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book covers the bare minimum for an upper-division course on classical mechanics. It's not much different from other standard texts at this level, however for its price it should come with a personal tutor and a complimentary spa treatment. My biggest beef with this book is that for more than twice the cost (about 3x's if you go by the original price tag of $232.95) of a book like Taylor's it covers almost half as many topics (however I concede that the binding is quite poor on Taylor's book). It's sad that this text stops at Langrangian mechanics and doesn't even offer a section in that chapter (let alone a separate chapter) on Hamiltonian mechanics.
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Many books discuss topics well and are good at providing an understanding at a very fundamental level with clear and rigid explanations, but lack the mathematical formalism for advanced study. Other books are far too cryptic and contain nothing but a sea of equations leaving the reader helpless when trying to figure out what came from where. This book is a very good mix of the two. I am about to finish a two semester sequence of Mechanics using this text and I find it does a very good job of explaining theory and ideas along with guiding you through the mathematics that make it all work.

Before this class I had three semesters of Calculus, one semester of Differential Equations, and a semester of Linear Algebra. With this background I found no difficulty whatsoever in interpreting the text, and most of the derivations are pretty straight forward.

There are a fair amount of worked out examples in each chapter, however, I recommend picking up a problem set book with full solutions. It's one thing to know which equations to use to solve a problem, but developing a keen problem-solving skillset requires looking over fully completed examples so that you can get a feel for the thought process.
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This book has some interesting commentary at the start of every chapter which gives nice perspective, but the teaching is lacking. The derivations tend to go on and on without much interpretation or explanation, which can leave some confused. The book does not sum up concepts, formulas, or theorems, which can make this a VERY difficult book to study from. Good luck... Hope you have a good teacher.

It's not all bad, but the bad parts are... bad.
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I used International version, but it's identical to the hardcover so it hardly matters.

The first time I used this book I really did not like my professor, and I thought I hated the book too. Since I felt I had not learned any mechanics, I took the course again with a different professor and I found out I really liked the book after all! I'm one of those people who learns more from the book than from the professor anyway, but its hard to make a solid effort in a class with a poor professor. Once I gave this book an honest try I found I really liked it and could totally understand mechanics. It made perfect sense and was laid out very logically. As a grader later in grad school I was assigned Mechanics and had access to the solutions manual - I learned even more seeing it all worked out! (And to those of you WITH the solutions, for Pete's sake USE them to LEARN, not to copy answers, why are you majoring in physics if you aren't trying to learn physics?! - a helpful message from your grader) Anyway, I love this book now, and see why is it so frequently used. If you make a concerted effort with this book, it WILL pay off.
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I took a course in my sophomore year that used this text. While it wasn't an impossible read, it was a big jump in difficulty from any freshman physics books I've used. I would think it would probably be better suited for junior year.

My biggest complaint is that the amount of answers to the practice problems is relatively few. I find that the best way to learn physics is to do lots of problems, but it's nice to be able to check one's work.
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This is very comprehensive of dynamics but the examples are somewhat lagging and there is not much on statics.
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This book seems to skip steps that would have help the reader understand the material better. I had to use another book as a reference which made everything make more sense.

It is also very unorganized because of the squeezing of everything into this small sized book. Sections can start right at the bottom of the page. Diagrams and examples are often not on the same page making you flip the pages back and forth 200 times.

This book is a no no for beginners as it is very uncomfortable to read and same goes for the information in it, just throwing stuff at you as if you knew it already.

Bad book=headache
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