Volume 1

3rd Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Authors: L D Landau, E.M. Lifshitz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503479
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750628969

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Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.


For final year undergraduates, postgraduates, and research workers in theoretical physics and physics.

Table of Contents

  • The equations of motion; Conservation laws; Integration of equations of motions; Collisions between particles; Small oscillations; Motion of a rigid body; Canonical equations.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080503479
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750628969

About the Authors

L D Landau

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences

E.M. Lifshitz

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  • MarcoPiazzi Tue Jul 02 2019

    Fundamental resource for physicists

    A comprehensive, thorough text on classical mechanics, covering basic and advanced topics on the subject. A useful and invaluable resource for everyone aiming at deeply understand mechanics or simply needing a powerful reference. Ideal for graduate students and post-graduate researchers.