Classical Mechanics


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For thirty years this has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. KEY TOPICS: This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics - an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation, to reflect today's physics curriculum. They introduce readers to the increasingly important role that nonlinearities play in ...

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May 18, 2016

As Promised

Book arrived both in the condition and in the quoted time frame, as promised.


Apr 27, 2015

Not as good as the anterior editions.

I own that book two anterior editions.
The first one (1955) set a new paradigm for Classical Mechanics books; for years it was the standard by which other Classical Mechanics books were judged.
The second edition (1980) is even better, but along the same lines of the first one.
Today, after Arnold's book, we have a new paradigm for Classical Mechanics; Goldstein's third edition structure is still, basically, the one of the 1955 book, with some new sections that try to "update" the book.
If you want an up to date Classical Mechanics book, try Saletan.

Giancarlo C

Mar 7, 2013

Analytical mechanics

This famous textbook is really excellent; every physics
student should read and master it


Feb 1, 2012

Gold Standard

I just wanted to report that the book was very highly regarded in the mid 1960's (I was in an advanced undergraduate course in mechanics at the time and we were using the second edition then).

So it's been an "acknowledged standard" for about 45 years, not 30. At $12 it's a steal.


Jan 18, 2011

Herbert Goldstein's Classical Mechanics

Carefully written thoughtful introduction to Classical Mechanics.

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