With the direct, accessible, and pragmatic approach of Fowles and Cassiday's ANALYTICAL MECHANICS, Seventh Edition, thoroughly revised for clarity and concision, students will grasp challenging concepts in introductory mechanics. A complete exposition of the fundamentals of classical mechanics, this proven and enduring introductory text is a standard for the undergraduate Mechanics course. Numerical worked examples increased students' problem-solving skills, while textual discussions aid in student understanding of theoretical material through the use of specific cases.
1. Fundamental Concepts: Vectors. 2. Newtonian Mechanics: Rectilinear Motion of a Particle. 3. Oscillations. 4. General Motion of a Particle in Three Dimensions. 5. Noninertial Reference Systems. 6. Gravitation and Central Forces. 7. Dynamics of Systems of Particles. 8. Mechanics of Rigid Bodies: Planar Motion. 9. Motion of Rigid Bodies in Three Dimensions. 10. Lagrangian Mechanics. 11. Dynamics of Oscillating Systems. Appendices. Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems. Selected References. Index.