Classical Mechanics by Goldstein free download

In physicsclassical mechanics (also known as Newtonian mechanics) is one of two major sub-fields of mechanics. The other sub-field is quantum mechanics. Classical mechanics is concerned with the set of physical laws describing the motion of bodies under the influence of a system of forces. The study of the motion of bodies is an ancient one, making classical mechanics one of the oldest and largest subjects in scienceengineering and technology.[1][2][3] though textbook authors often consider Newtonian mechanics, along with Lagrangian mechanics and Hamiltonian mechanics, as the three main formalisms of classical mechanics.

Classical mechanics describes the motion of macroscopic objects, from projectiles to parts of machinery, and astronomical objects, such as spacecraftplanetsstars and galaxies. Within classical mechanics are sub-fields, including those that describe the behavior of solidsliquids and gases. Classical mechanics provides extremely accurate results when studying large objects and speeds not approaching the speed of light. When the objects being examined are sufficiently small, it becomes necessary to introduce the other major sub-field of mechanics: quantum mechanics. This sub-field adjusts the laws of physics of macroscopic objects for the atomic nature of matter by including the wave–particle duality of atoms and molecules. When neither quantum nor classical mechanics apply, such as at the quantum level with high speeds, quantum field theory (QFT) becomes applicable



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This is a textbook about classical mechanics written by Herbert Goldstein. The scope of the book is undergraduate and graduate level. Since its first publication in 1950, it has been one of the standard references in its subject around the world.

Before the death of Herbert Goldstein in 2005, a new third edition of the book was released, with the collaboration of Charles P. Poole and John L. Safko. In the third edition, the book covers in great detail Newtonian mechanics and its reformulation analytical mechanics, as well as special relativity and some classical electromagnetism in some detail (including the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations), a brief discussion on general relativity, and chapter on chaos theory and fractals. There is an appendix on group theory.


  1. Classic Mechanics (1st ed.). Addison-wesley. 1951. p. 399. ASIN B000OL8LOM.
  2. Clssic Mechanics (2nd ed.). Addison-wesley. 1980. p. 672. ISBN 9780201029185.
  3. Goldstein, H.; Poole, C. P.; Safko, J. L. (2001). Classic Mechanics (3rd ed.). Addison-wesley. p. 680. ISBN 9780201657029.

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