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Lecture Notes on Newtonian Mechanics

Lessons from Modern Concepts

Textbook

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 5-37
  4. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 39-79
  5. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 81-96
  6. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 97-110
  7. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 111-131
  8. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 133-162
  9. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 163-190
  10. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 191-207
  11. Ilya L. Shapiro, Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
    Pages 209-225
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-250

About this book

Introduction

One could make the claim that all branches of physics are basically generalizations of classical mechanics. It is also often the first course which is taught to physics students. The approach of this book is to construct an intermediate discipline between general courses of physics and analytical mechanics, using more sophisticated mathematical tools.

The aim of this book is to prepare a self-consistent and compact text that is very useful for teachers as well as for independent study.

Keywords

Analytical Mechanics Central Forces Classical Mechanics Textbook Energy Conservation Equivalence Principle of General Relativity Kepler's Laws Explained Linear Momentum Explained Modern Physics Newton's Laws Particle Kinematics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica - ICEUniversidade Federal de Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Fisica - ICEUniversidade Federal de juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil

About the authors

Dr. Ilya L. Shapiro is originally from the city of Pavolar, Kazakhstan. He received his Ph.D. in physical and mathematical sciences of the USSR at Tomsk State University. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for several years at the Department of Real Analysis at the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, which has a very strong and world-renowned research group in theoretical physics. In 1994, he became a visiting researcher at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, and he is currently a physics professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil, where he has worked since 1996. To date he still maintains his position (on leave) at Tomsk State Pedagogical University. Dr. Shapiro is the author of more than 100 papers on quantum gravity, cosmology and quantum field theory in curved spaces. He is the author of ‘Effective Action in Quantum Gravity’ (IOP Publishing, 1992), one of the most cited works in the fields of quantum gravity and quantum field theory in curved space.

Dr. Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto is originally from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Brazilian Center for Physics Research at the Federal University of Rio de Janiero in 2001. He worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada, and then as a professor at the State University of Santa Catarina in Lages, Brazil. He is currently an adjunct physics professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Brazil, where he advises several students and has authored and co-authored about 25 scientific articles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lecture Notes on Newtonian Mechanics
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from Modern Concepts
  • Authors Ilya L. Shapiro
    Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto
  • Series Title Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Lect. Notes Physics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7825-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-7824-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-7825-6
  • Series ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-4805
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 92 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
    Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Applications of Mathematics
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Reviews

From the reviews:

“The textbook is an introductory course into classical mechanics. … The aim is to define the key notions of Newtonian mechanics and to show how to solve problems of standard difficulty and sometimes a bit more difficult ones. The book has ten chapters and an appendix. … The book is self-consistent and can be recommended to teachers and for independent study of classical mechanics.” (Irina Alexandrovna Bolgrabskaya, zbMATH, Vol. 1284, 2014)