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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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: For this reason, I think the best treatments of special relativity can be found in books like Griffiths and Jackson, rather than books like Morin and Taylor.
Indeed, Taylor explicitly refers the reader to Griffiths, which is ridiculous since both books deploy the same mathematical machinery. 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. Note 3: This book is between two and three times as long as the draft version I've had posted on this webpage for many years. So there's a huge amount of new material.
High-school AP or college freshmen. I generated the book's material during the dozen times I've taught Harvard's introductory mechanics course Physics 15a. While the book is calculus-based, it can also easily be used in algebra-based courses. The problems that require calculus only a sixth of the total number are listed in an appendix, allowing students to steer clear of those if they wish.
This book the blue book is written for a more general audience than Introduction to Classical Mechanics the red book below.
The blue-book problems are similar to the one-star and two-star problems in the red book. The red book contains many harder problems and more advanced topics. The blue book can be viewed as a stepping stone to the red book.
Cambridge University Press, Honors college freshmen or upper-level college. If you are reading an electronic pdf version of this book, it is an illegal pirated file. Google books download online site Note: Additional material: Conservation Laws. F: Existence of principal axes.
G: Diagonalizing matrices. H: Qualitative relativity questions.
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.