By Wolfgang Nolting
This textbook deals a transparent and entire advent to analytical mechanics, one of many middle parts of undergraduate physics classes. The booklet begins with a radical creation into Lagrangian mechanics, detailing the d’Alembert precept, Hamilton’s precept and conservation legislation. It keeps with an in-depth clarification of Hamiltonian mechanics, illustrated by way of canonical and Legendre transformation, the generalization to quantum mechanics via Poisson brackets and all correct variational ideas. eventually, the Hamilton-Jacobi thought and the transition to wave mechanics are provided in detail.
Ideally fitted to undergraduate scholars with a few grounding in classical mechanics, the publication is better all through with studying positive aspects corresponding to boxed inserts and bankruptcy summaries, with key mathematical derivations highlighted to help understanding. The textual content is supported through a variety of labored examples and finish of bankruptcy challenge sets.
About the Theoretical Physics series
Translated from the well known and hugely profitable German versions, the 8 volumes of this sequence conceal the entire center curriculum of theoretical physics at undergraduate point. each one quantity is self-contained and gives the entire fabric precious for the person path subject. a variety of issues of specific recommendations aid a deeper figuring out. Wolfgang Nolting is legendary for his sophisticated didactical sort and has been often called the "German Feynman" in reviews.