Foundations of Mechanics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444987006, 9781483291611

Foundations of Mechanics, Volume 28

1st Edition

Editors: H. Zorski
Authors: Stanislaw Bazanski
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444987006
eBook ISBN: 9781483291611
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 13th April 1992
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Table of Contents

Parts: I. Analytical Mechanics (R. Gutowski). 1. Constrained mechanical system. 2. Variational principles of mechanics. 3. Equations of motion of mechanical systems in Lagrange variables and quasi-coordinates. 4. Equations of motion of material systems in canonical variables. 5. Canonical transformations. 6. Integral invariants and conservation laws. II. Relativistic Mechanics (S.L. Bazański). 1. Physical origin of the special theory of relativity. 2. Galilean space-time. 3. Basic space-time concepts of the special theory of relativity. 4. Minkowski space-time. 5. Relativistic kinematics. 6. Dynamics of a material point. 7. Conservation principles. 8. Equations of motion. 9. Canonical formalism. 10. Comments on the relativistic many-body problem. III. Quantum Mechanics (J. Slawianowski). 1. Basic concepts of quantum mechanics. Historical origins. 2. Quantum mechanics of a material point. Wave mechanics. 3. General formulation of quantum mechanics and examples. 4. Simple applications of quantum mechanics. 5. Some approximate methods and their applications. IV. Mechanics of Continuous Media (C. Woźniak). 1. Basic concepts. 2. Fundamental principles. 3. Investigation of the balance principles. 4. General field equations. 5. Materials. 6. Constraints and loadings. 7. Specialized theories. V. Phenomenological Thermodynamics (K. Wilmański). 1. Introduction. 2. Fundamentals of abstract phenomenological thermodynamics. 3. Thermodynamics of thermomechanical materials. 4. Comments on the second law of thermodynamics. Bibliography. Subject Index.


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Parts: I. Analytical Mechanics (R. Gutowski). 1. Constrained mechanical system. 2. Variational principles of mechanics. 3. Equations of motion of mechanical systems in Lagrange variables and quasi-coordinates. 4. Equations of motion of material systems in canonical variables. 5. Canonical transformations. 6. Integral invariants and conservation laws. II. Relativistic Mechanics (S.L. Bazański). 1. Physical origin of the special theory of relativity. 2. Galilean space-time. 3. Basic space-time concepts of the special theory of relativity. 4. Minkowski space-time. 5. Relativistic kinematics. 6. Dynamics of a material point. 7. Conservation principles. 8. Equations of motion. 9. Canonical formalism. 10. Comments on the relativistic many-body problem. III. Quantum Mechanics (J. Slawianowski). 1. Basic concepts of quantum mechanics. Historical origins. 2. Quantum mechanics of a material point. Wave mechanics. 3. General formulation of quantum mechanics and examples. 4. Simple applications of quantum mechanics. 5. Some approximate methods and their applications. IV. Mechanics of Continuous Media (C. Woźniak). 1. Basic concepts. 2. Fundamental principles. 3. Investigation of the balance principles. 4. General field equations. 5. Materials. 6. Constraints and loadings. 7. Specialized theories. V. Phenomenological Thermodynamics (K. Wilmański). 1. Introduction. 2. Fundamentals of abstract phenomenological thermodynamics. 3. Thermodynamics of thermomechanical materials. 4. Comments on the second law of thermodynamics. Bibliography. Subject Index.


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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1992
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Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9781483291611

About the Editors

H. Zorski Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

About the Authors

Stanislaw Bazanski Author