This best selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one or two semester course, provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies Vector calculus is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving abiThis best selling classical mechanics text, written for the advanced undergraduate one or two semester course, provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies Vector calculus is used extensively to explore topics.The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics is introduced early to show its powerful problem solving ability Modern notation and terminology are used throughout in support of the text s objective to facilitate students transition to advanced physics and the mathematical formalism needed for the quantum theory of physics CLASSICAL DYNAMICS OF PARTICLES AND SYSTEMS can easily be used for a one or two semester course, depending on the instructor s choice of topics.

Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems This best selling classical mechanics text written for the advanced undergraduate one or two semester course provides a complete account of the classical mechanics of particles systems of particles

one of the worst academic text you can find to be honest some chapters were good but some other like central force chapter wass horrible I think we can use this book for revision and for getting problems ( which is good ) not for a primary textbook for any classical mechanics course

If you complete every problem in this book you will pass your classical mechanics Ph.D. qualifying exam. I promise.

Ugh. Why is this book the standard for undergrad mechanics? I guess Goldstein could be a bit much and Landau is kind of lacking in terms of examples. But, ugh, I say. Uuuuuugghhh!

Terrible.

The approach to particle dynamics at this level marks the first exposure for a physics student to a completely self-contained physical theory. And in this particular book, the presentation is as much an aesthetic accomplishment as didactic. With modern notation in stunning typeset, Thornton and Marion guide the student from the most rudimentary linear dynamics of single particles in inertial frames to chaotic oscillations to Hamiltonian dynamics and the study of rigid bodies based upon Eulerian [...]

Not suitable as an undergrad text book in my opinion. I consistently got confused in later chapters by either vague wording and a rather tedious mathematical formalism (too many summations and indices where not needed in my experience).It is also not appropriate for digital use and has a format that's uneasy on the eyes compared to more modern textbooks.

this book going 2 b da samei'll really need it soon n of cos wil b by my side almost all da time during study weekhehe.rhapsemmlook at what they hv comment on this book.'s helpfuls long s u know d best way 2 use itof cos (^^,)

Muy bueno

Found old text book. good read again . more exams :(

its a great text book. most of the chapters are described well in detail except the third chapter which is about Variational methods. i think he should have described it more. the exercises are good

It was just okay not always clear. There are probably better books out there, but it's not the worst either.

The fourth edition is outstanding, I used it in my undergraduate mechanics courses, and still use it as a reference. Not as comprehensive as Goldsmith, but more comprehensible.