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Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course
Original Title Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course
Author S. Targ
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Topics physics, mechanics, motion, kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, rigid body, rotation, momentum, friction, forces, virtual workmir books, soviet
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This Short Course o f Theoretical Mechanics is designed for students of
higher and secondary technical schools. It treats of the basic methods of
theoretical mechanics and spheres of their application along with some toĀ­
pics which are of such importance todays that no course of mechanics, even
a short one, can neglect them altogether.

In preparing the original Russian edition for translation the text has beĀ­
en substantially revised, with additions, changes and corrections in practiĀ­
cally all the chapters.

Most of the additions are new sections containing supplementary inforĀ­
mation on the motion ofa rigid body about a fixedpoint (the kinematic and
dynamic Euler equations) and chapters setting forth the fundamentals of the

method of generalized coordinates (the Lagrange equations), since the deĀ­mands to the course of theoretical mechanics in training engineers of diffeĀ­rent specialities makes it necessary to devote some space to this subject even
in a short course.

Also the book presents an essential minimum on the elementary theory
of the gyroscope and such highly relevant topics as motion in gravitational
fields (elliptical paths and space flights) and the motion of a body of vaĀ­riable mass (rocket motion), a new section discusses weightlessness.

The structure of this book is based on the profound conviction, born
out by many years of experience, that the best way of presenting study mateĀ­
rial, especially when it is contained in a short course, is to proceed from the
particular to the general. Accordingly, in this book, plane statics comes beĀ­
fore three-dimensional statics, particle dynamics before system dynamics,
rectilinear motion before curvilinear motion, etc. Such an arrangement
helps the student to understand and digest the material better and faster
and the teaching process itself is made more graphic and consistent.

Alongside with the geometrical and analytical methods of mechanics
the book makes wide use of the vector method as one of the main generally
accepted methods, which, furthermore, possesses a number of indisputable
advantages. As a rule, however, only those vector operations are used which
are similar to corresponding operations with scalar quantities and which do
not require an acquaintance with many new concepts.

Considerable spaceā€”more than one-third of the bookā€”is devoted to
examples and worked problems. They were chosen with an eve to ensure a

clear comprehension of the relevant mechanical phenomena and cover all
the main types of problems solved by the methods described. There are 176
such examples (besides worked problems), their solutions contain instrucĀ­tions designed to assist the student in his independent work on the course.
In this respect the book should prove useful to all students of engineering, notably those studying by correspondence or on their own.

The numeration of the equations of each of the four parts is separate,
therefore, references to equations are only by their numbers. References to
equations in other parts are given with the number of the respective section.

Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course
      
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Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course | S. Targ
Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course Original Title Theoretical Mechanics –
Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course
      
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Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course | S. Targ
Theoretical Mechanics – A Short Course Original Title Theoretical Mechanics –
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