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Essential Dynamics and Relativity

1st Edition

By Peter J. O'Donnell

CRC Press

334 pages

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pub: 2014-11-24
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Essential Dynamics & Relativity provides students with an introduction to the core aspects of dynamics and special relativity. The author reiterates important ideas and terms throughout and covers concepts that are often missing from other textbooks at this level. He also places each topic within the wider constructs of the theory, without jump

Table of Contents

DYNAMICS: The Galileo-Newton Formulation of Dynamics. Particle Dynamics in One Dimension. Oscillations. Particle Dynamics in Two and Three Dimensions. Central Forces and Orbits. Multi-Particle Systems. Rigid Bodies. Rotating Reference Frames. RELATIVITY: Special Relativity. Space-Time. Relativistic Mechanics. Appendix. Solutions. Index.

About the Author

Peter J. O'Donnell is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow of St. Edmund's College. Dr. O'Donnell's current research focuses on Lanczos potential theory, black holes, and quantum gravity.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCIENCE / Physics