Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Theoretical Mechanics 1st Edition

3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0070602328
ISBN-10: 0070602328
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
More Buying Choices
6 New from $84.46 22 Used from $2.63
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
Paperback, June 1, 1968
"Please retry"
$84.46 $2.63
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Katrina: After the Flood
"Katrina: After the Flood"
Journalist Gary Rivlin traces Hurricane Katrina's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans’s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm’s lasting affects. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Murray Speigel, Ph.D., was Former Professor and Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (June 1, 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070602328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070602328
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By calvinnme HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is out of print, but if you can find it and you are a student of theoretical mechanics, it is very much worth it. Theoretical mechanics is a complex field, and incorporates a good deal of linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, and in some cases even some differential geometry. Thus you should have your statics, dynamics, and undergraduate mathematics complete before you even think about tackling this material. The explanations that come with the text are quite good and outperform any textbook with a triple digit price tag I have ever seen. If you are taking a course in this subject, it is an essential purchase. The contents of the outline are as follows:

Lagrangian Mechanics: Generalized coordinates; Hamilton Principle; Lagrange Equation; Symmetries & Conservation Laws;

Classical Integrable Problems: 1D motion; Mechanical analogies in physics; Two-body problem; Motion in central field & Kepler's problem; Virial theorem; Scattering;

Mechanics of Rigid Body: Rotational motion; Angular momentum; Inertia tensor; Euler Equations; Precession; Heavy Spinning Top;

Oscillations: Small oscillations: normal mode problem; Damping, Forced oscillations and Resonance;

Hamiltonian Mechanics: Canonical Variables & Hamiltonian; Hamilton Equations; Phase Space; Poisson Brackets; Liouville Theorem; Canonical Transformations; Action-angle variables;

Non-integrable systems and an Introduction to Chaos: KAM theorem; Lyapunov exponent; Poincare Maps; Stable and chaotic trajectories;
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Experimentalist on July 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is on a level somewhere between undergrad and graduate level mechanics. It will be VERY useful to students in either capacity. It is an absolute tragedy that Schaum has stopped publishing it. Engineering students of dynamics will equally profit from this book. It would also be great for reviewing for prelim's/qualifiers.

I'm a huge fan of Murray Spiegel's writing. He has a way of cutting through to the heart of the matter and then explaining and demonstrating applications. It's not that I'm against theory; it's just that I don't feel comfortable until I've solved real problems with real-world numbers and units. This book gets you to that level quickly. Of course, you learn more when you have to figure out more for yourself, but sometimes time is of the essence.
When I took a course out of Goldstein's Classical Mechanics, the professor used problems out of this book by Speigel to illustrate points. (He didn't admit that; we just figured out what was going on.)

BTW, an intermediate undergrad book that also tends to make this subject easy is Becker's book. That book being out of print is yet another tragedy.

Since you're looking for books on mechanics, I have to mention one more classic: Symon's Mechanics. That book, however, is the direct opposite of a Schaum's Outline.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Chris Eckman on March 14, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As described
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again