MA1241 & MA1242 - Classical Mechanics I & II
main textbook is:
• D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to
The two modules
combined will cover chapters 1 to 9 of this book. The first module
(MA1241) will cover the majority of chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 and part of
chapter 6. The second module (MA1242) will include a few sections from
the first chapters and chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Other recommended books on
• C. Kittel et al., Mechanics, Berkeley Physics Course Vol. 1.
• T. W. Kibble, Classical Mechanics.
• R. P. Feynman, The Feynman
Lectures on Physics.
These three volumes collect
lectures on Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanics by
Richard Feynman. The lectures provide a very original and stimulating
presentation of the topics covered. They are strongly recommended as a
complement to more traditional textbooks for the courses on Mechanics,
Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanics.
texts on Classical Mechanics
(the ones at the bottom of the list are more elementary):
• K. Symon, Mechanics.
• V. Barger and M. Olsson, Classical
Mechanics: A Modern Perspective.
• A. P. French and M. G. Ebison, Introduction to
• A. P. French, Newtonian Mechanics.
• J. Orear, Physics.
• M. Alonso and E. J. Finn, Fundamental
University Physics, Vol. 1.
• G. B. Arfken et al., University Physics.
• H. C. Ohanian, Physics.
There is also a companion volume
with solutions to the problems in this book.
• H. Goldstein, Classical Mechanics.
• L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz,
• V. I. Arnold, Mathematical
Methods of Classical Mechanics.
• G. Gallavotti, The Elements of
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