This textbook covers all the standard introductory topics in classical mechanics, including Newton's laws, oscillations, energy, momentum, angular momentum. Editorial Reviews. Review. "I think all undergraduate physics majors will own a copy of this Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions - Kindle edition by David Morin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. David Morin is a Lecturer in the Physics Department at Harvard University. He - Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and.
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CLASSICAL MECHANICS. * WITH PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS *. David Morin In doing a mechanics problem, there is of course no need to analyze all the. THERE ONCE WAS A. CLASSICAL THEORY Introductory Classical Mechanics , with Problems and Solutions. David Morin. Solutions to Problems in Goldstein, Classical Mechanics, Second Morin, David -Introductory Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions.
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I: Lorentz transformations. J: Resolutions to the twin paradox. K: Physical constants and data. The book is essentially two books in one.
Roughly half of it follows the form of a normal textbook, consisting of text, along with exercises suitable for homework assignments. The other half takes the form of a problem book, with all sorts of problems with solutions of varying degrees of difficulty. A brief outline of the book is as follows. Chapter 1 covers statics. Chapter 3 deals with oscillations and coupled oscillators. Many of the problems appeared on my old Problem of the Week webpage.
I finally re polished up a number of them, added some new ones, and created this book. The problems are mostly classics that have been around for ages. They are divided into four categories: General, Geometry, Probability, and Foundational.
Cover illustration: Maki Naro. College or advanced high school. Chapter 1 Time dilation, length contraction, etc. Appendices This book is a revised and expanded version of the last four chapters in my Introduction to Classical Mechanics, with Problems and Solutions textbook. A great deal of additional commentary has been included in order to make the book accessible to a wider audience. Self-published so that I could keep the price low through CreateSpace, , pages.
A set of exercises suitable for homework problems is located here: The later chapters don't have as many, but more will be added in the future. Note 1: Although my other books deal with physics, there is no physics in this book. It's just a fun introduction to probability. Note 2: Calculus isn't a prerequisite, although a few of the problems do involve calculus. These are marked clearly. Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified download. One of my favorite textbooks on classical mechanics. I enjoy this textbook because it doesn't shy away from the derivations of the equations used and it has a lot of insightful footnotes.
Some of them point out common misunderstandings of the concepts presented, and others are just interesting ways of looking at the topics presented. I wouldn't recommend this as a first college textbook on classical mechanics, though. I think it functions better as a second read on classical mechanics. David Morin's book will help you flesh out the fine details of classical mechanics and really solidify your knowledge. The chapters themselves are very good, but the problems at the end of the chapters are my favorite part.
David Morin did a fantastic job collecting what you would call "cute" problems. The problems will really help you build your problem solving skills. You will be forced to be creative figuring out how to correctly set up the problem , and systematic checking limits and such. I repeat, the material itself is introductory classical mechanics, but the problems are tougher and not "plug and chug" problems and, in my opinion, should be attempted after already learning from an easier textbook and doing easier problems from another textbook.
To reiterate once again A lot of reviews might complain about this book and give it less stars because they feel like it isn't introductory. However, the material really is standard classical mechanics.
The low reviews are, in my opinion, by people who are frustrated by some of the tougher problems and who don't have as strong problem solving skills as they initially thought they did. download this book if you are looking to really work out your problem solving skills and are aiming to become a physicist. Those who simply want to learn classical mechanics and do simple "plug and chug" problems will have to look elsewhere. Kleppner, Taylor, and Morin. However, the book is unrigorous in both its use of mathematics after all, it's a physics book!
That makes it a good follow up to something like Halliday for students who are content to use math and do physics heuristically; that is to say, for most engineering and science students, this book makes for a good, gentle introduction to advanced topics in dynamics. However, Taylor is not suitable as a either and introductory or intermediate text in mechanics for students interested in graduate studies which will depend on this material.
Kleppner rigorously derives the classical physics theorems in limited cases, using rigorous but elementary calculus, making it a more suitable introduction to the subject. Morin unrigorously derives the classical physics theorems in generality using huristic vector calculus, making it a much more suitable follow up to Kleppner and prerequisite to Goldstein which is the standard doctoral text.
Notice, though, that Taylor covers significantly more topics than Kleppner and Morin combined. This is in the nature of things: If you are looking for a cohesive introduction to these tangential topics, and are content to do things heuristically, there might not be a better book than Taylor. In particular, the chapter on Lagrangian Mechanics is terribly written. There again, the treatment is more correct but less clear than in Taylor, but in this instance the line of argumentation is nearly unintelligible on a first reading.
However, it should be noted that almost no books prove, in the special cases where such a proof is possible, that Newtonian and Lagrangian physics are equivalent. In reality, Morin should probably deal with Lagrangian physics as he does angular physics: As it stands, none of the introductory Lagrangian Mechancis books, including Goldstein, do this--however, Goldstein is at least explicit enough with the definitions so that the untreated correspondence can easily be worked out by a student on a first reading.
This is the standard, but by definition it is unintuitive. Since physical--in particular, mechanical and electrical--intuition is of paramount importance in the study and application of physics, I also think this standard treatment is rather useless. Physics Professors seem to insist on treating Special Relativity after Classical Mechanics but before Classical Electromagnetism, which precludes the line of argumentation which seemed to inspire Einstein in the first place: