
 Analytical Mechanics  Cambridge University Press 
  Analytical Mechanics provides a detailed introduction to the key analytical techniques of classical mechanics, one of the cornerstones of physics. 
  The authors set out the fundamentals of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics early on in the book and go on to cover such topics as linear oscillators, planetary orbits, rigidbody motion, small vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, and special relativity. 
  It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in classical mechanics, and provides a sound foundation for graduate study. 
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