For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. 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 ...
For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. 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.
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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.
Mar 7, 2013
This famous textbook is really excellent; every physics
student should read and master it
Feb 1, 2012
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.
Aug 2, 2007
Excellent reference text.
I needed to confirm some coordinate transformations, that I was doing for my job. This book was exactly what I needed. It also gives a great explanation of the problems in classical mechanics. Most books do not give explanations that are as easy to comprehend on this topic., but, this book is very clear and easy to use. (Requires some math and physics background)
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