Reading List

  • "Variation Principles in Classical Mechanics", D. Cline. Available in pdf format.

The following books are excellent resources and references for classical mechanics, but they will not be on reserve in the POA in Fall 2020.

  • "Classical Mechanics", H. Goldstein (Addison-Wesley).  This is the gold standard for graduate texts in this field.  This superbly written book is too advanced for this course, but may be of use as an advanced reference.
  • "Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics", M.G. Calkin (World Scientific).  A more condensed book at a slightly more advanced level than recommended for this course.
  • "Introduction to Classical Mechanics", Atam P. Arya (Prentice Hall).  A text at the appropriate level for this cours.
  • "Analytical Mechanics", Grant R. Fowles (Saunders).  Not as advanced as required but may be useful as a reference.

Last updated on Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:53


Reading Resources

It may be necessary to refer to several textbooks to clarify concepts discussed in class and to study additional examples. 

The textbookson this reading list are on reserve in the Physics and Astronomy Library.