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## 9 thoughts on “An Introduction To Mechanics”

This book is ok, in that the problems are good and all the theory is there However it takes some thinking to justify some of the calculations Probably best studied along with a teacher or tutor to help fill in the glossed over details.

Got me through my second year mechanics brilliantly with good explanations and loads of helpful practice questions Still in use in the last semester for a refresh of some of the topics Best mechanics text around I had the international edition Mint green cover and didn t notice any errors Don t pay to full whack for this book though I paid 4.80 for a used copy and it was in great condition, practically new.

Excelent text book on classical mechanics.Clear, very well explained, perfect for first year university degree.Recomended for all students that loves physics.

When we look for first year mechanics textbooks, perhaps what we expect nowadays is a colourful picture filled text that goes through the material in a way that allows the student to solve the exam problems correctly This text on the other hand focuses on what physics is and how physics is discovered, its pace is different to what the student will have so far encountered in high school and the problems will challenge students from all the spectrum until they learn that in order to trully understand how to solve a physics problem one must go beyond using a formula and some algabraic manipulation and use their imagination to break the problem s barriers Written in the 70 s by two of MIT s faculty members, this book is clearly not a breeze but the student who takes mechanics seriously not simpl for the sake of being able to solve standardized physics problems but to understand their meaning and how we can extend what physics is will clearly benefit from using Keppner and Kolenkow s Introduction to Mechanics along with Feynman s classic Lecture s on Physics.

LOVE this book However, I spent 100 on this book and it was advertised as new There is writing on the pages, some in permanent marker The explanations on things are excellent For instance, the example on inertial reference frames is one I have been looking for in a text for awhile as it s kind of a weird topic The problems are very good as well I would give 5 stars if it wasn t for the hacked up new book.

What a great book Tough for an introduction, but if you re up to the challenge it can be rewarding Problems are hard but really good.

This was the text for my honors mechanics course during my freshman year of undergraduate This was the first course I have taken where I actually enjoyed doing the homework problems The writing is clear and economical, and the examples are fantastic.

The main reason to have this textbook is for the fantastic exercises at the end of each chapter They re very difficult, and that s the point you have to understand the material well in order to be able to do them However, for me I m not sure if this is true in general but for me, sometimes the discussions and examples worked out in the book were a little too sparsely written for me to understand easily how the problems were being solved It took me a few reads through to grasp the solutions Another issue I ve heard about is that even though the exercises are excellent, no solutions or answers manual is published, so it can be difficult to figure out whether your result is correct.Altogether, though, this is a really excellent text on mechanics, albeit a daunting one for beginners A strong background in calculus preferably including multivariable is important This is all in the humble opinion of a beginning physics student in college.

This book provides a comprehensive, convenient and compelling introduction to the subject of mechanics, including a bit of special relativity The level of mathematics required for reading this book is standard multi variable calculus Apart from the clear illustrations of important concepts by diagrams, there are step by step derivations of the most important equations encountered in the book The exercises provided in the book are mostly challenging but generally manageable I would recommend this book to people who have a solid foundation of calculus and basic mechanics, who want to learn mechanics in greater details.