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By Cornelius Lanczos

Analytical mechanics is, in fact, an issue of perennial curiosity and value in physics and engineering, a self-discipline that boasts not just many sensible purposes, yet a lot inherent mathematical attractiveness. in contrast to many average textbooks on complicated mechanics, even if, this current textual content eschews a basically technical and formalistic remedy in prefer of a primary, old, philosophical process. because the writer comments, there's a large treasure of philosophical that means" at the back of the good theories of Euler and Lagrange, Hamilton, Jacobi, and different mathematical thinkers.
Well-written, authoritative, and scholarly, this vintage treatise starts with an advent to the variational rules of mechanics together with the methods of Euler, Lagrange, and Hamilton.
Ideal for a two-semester graduate path, the e-book features a number of difficulties, rigorously selected to familiarize the coed with new options and to light up the final rules concerned. in addition, it bargains first-class grounding for the scholar of arithmetic, engineering, or physics who doesn't intend to focus on mechanics, yet desires an intensive snatch of the underlying principles.
The past due Professor Lanczos (Dublin Institute of complex experiences) used to be a widely known physicist and educator who introduced an excellent pedagogical experience and profound take hold of of the foundations of mechanics to this paintings, now on hand for the 1st time in a cheap Dover paperback variation. His publication should be welcomed by means of scholars, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and somebody attracted to a transparent masterly exposition of this all-important discipline.

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