From Newton’s Laws to Deterministic Chaos

  • Florian A. Scheck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 417-529

About this book


This third edition closely follows the fifth German edition. In particular, it now contains an enlarged presentation of the "tippe top" and a new section on the use of Riemannian geometry in mechanics. As before, the book contains numerous problems with complete solutions, and some practical examples.This will be appreciated in particular by students using the text to accompnay lectures on mechanics. The main features of the book remain unchanged: the coverage extends from elementary Newtonian mechanics, Lagrangian as well as canonical Hamilton-Jacobian mechanics, the mechanics of rigid bodies, special relativity, and the geometric aspects of mechanics to the discussion of deterministic chaos and a short introduction to continuous systems. The book ends with some historical remarks on important pioneers in mechanics.


Hamiltonian Mechanik Newtonian mechanics Nichtlineare Dynamik chaos dynamics geometry mechanics nonlinear dynamics relativity rigid bodies solution special relativity stability theory of relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian A. Scheck
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  1. 1.Institut für Physik, Theoretische ElementarteilchenphysikJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65558-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03748-5
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