Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, 4th Edition
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Stephen T. Thornton;Jerry B. Marion
- Publish Date: 1995-01-17
This best-selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one- or two-semester course, provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. The authors make extensive use of vector calculus to explore topics; coverage also includes the Lagrangian formulation of mechanics. Modern notation and terminology are used throughout in support of the text's objective: to facilitate the transition to the quantum theory of physics.