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Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Second Edition

Oliver Johns

Oxford Graduate Texts

  • Modern graduate text on analytical mechanics
  • Treats time as a transformable coordinate integrating special relativity with other, more traditional topics
  • Introduces notations and methods directly transferrable to quantum mechanics
  • Highlights the interface between classical and quantum mechanics
  • Pedagogic style, including many exercises, while maintaining mathematical precision for deeper understanding

New to this Edition:

  • Part I contains new chapters on Central Force Motion (Chapter 11) and Scattering (Chapter 12), and new material on time-independent canonical transformations. Part II contains a new chapter (Chapter 22) on Angle-Action Variables. These additions allow a more flexible use of the text. Part I is now a self-contained, introductory analytical mechanics course. The instructor can then select a range of topics from Part II appropriate to the interests of more advanced students.
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