Present book deals with an advanced course on mechanics, namely classical mechanics, for the students of B.Sc., M.Sc and B.E. classes. In addition to a course book, it has been written for the candidates, struggling to qualify competitive examinations at national and state levels as NET, GATE, I.A.S. Etc.
Dr.Upadhyaya was born on Jan. 2, 1941 in Agra. He was recepient of Merit Scholarship throughout his university career. He was conferred his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Solid State Physics in 1973 by Agra Universtiy. He was elected as Member of the Institute of Physics(London) in 1977 and Fellow of the Institute of Physics(London) in 1978. He has a teaching experience of about 36 years at university level. He wrote two text books on Mechnics and General Properties of Matter which were first published in 1976/70. Table of Contents Introductory Ideas Lagrangian Dynamics Hamiltonian Dynamics Two-Body Central Force Problem Variational Principles Canonical Transformations Brackets and Liouville`s Theorem Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and Transition to Quantum Mechnics Small Oscillations and Normal Modes Dynamics of a Rigid Body Noninertial and Rotating Coordinate Systems Special Theory of Relativity-Lorentz Relativistic Mechanics Four Dimensional Formulation-Minkowski Space Covariant Formulation of Electrodynamics Nonlinear Dyanamics and Chaos Index