This new edition of Classical Mechanics, aimed atundergraduate physics and engineering students, presents inauser-friendly style an authoritative approach to the complementarysubjects of classical mechanics and relativity.
The text starts with a careful look at Newton's Laws, beforeapplying them in one dimension to oscillations and collisions. Moreadvanced applications - including gravitational orbits and rigidbody dynamics - are discussed after the limitations of Newton'sinertial frames have been highlighted through an exposition ofEinstein's Special Relativity. Examples given throughout are oftenunusual for an elementary text, but are made accessible to thereader through discussion and diagrams.
Updates and additions for this new edition include:
* New vector notation in Chapter 1
* An enhanced discussion of equilibria in Chapter 2
* A new section on a body falling a large distance towards agravitational source in Chapter 2
* New sections in Chapter 8 on general rotation about a fixedprincipal axes, simple examples of principal axes and principalmoments of inertia and kinetic energy of a body rotating about afixed axis
* New sections in chapter 9: Foucault pendulum and free rotationof a rigid body; the latter including the famous tennis racquettheorem
* Enhanced chapter summaries at the end of each chapter
* Novel problems with numerical answers
A solutions manual is available at: www.wiley.com/go/mccall