Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism To Arnold's Chaos Paperback – 15 Sep 2013
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The book appears to be well suited to serve the intended role of introducing physics students to mechanics and making clear to them the relevance of the subject for modern physics; but it will also be useful to mathematics students to understand that the subject is relevant and alive well beyond the classical realms of applications and/or abstract mathematical developments. (Giuseppe Gaeta, Zentralblatt Math)
Sarada Rajeev has produced a masterpiece which is as steeped in tradition as it is modern in outlook. The book is a minimalist's dream, unleashing on the unsuspecting reader a treasure trove of novel results within its slender frame. The informal yet stimulating narrative, the excellent choice of topics, and the lucid explanations truly make the book a connoisseur's delight. (V. V. Sreedhar, Chennai Mathematical Institute)
Rajeev approaches his choice of topics and organization from the point of view of one who is intimately familiar with modern physics. Although he starts from very elementary classical mechanics, he nevertheless does not shy away from sophisticated mathematical tools, such as elliptic functions, which he develops from scratch. This book should be of interest to many physics graduate students and researchers in physics, as well as to many mathematicians. (Leonard Gross, Cornell University)
The book is elegant, concise, enjoyable and sprinkled with illuminating examples. (Peter MacGregor, The Mathematical Gazette)
About the Author
S. G. Rajeev, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
Prof. Rajeev received his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India (1979), and his Ph.D. in Physics from Syracuse University (1984). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984-87) before joining the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 1987. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1993 and to Professor in 2000. Prof. Rajeev has held visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1991), the Research Institute for Theoretical Physics, Helsinki (1991), and the Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm (1998).
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