This is a book for those who enjoy thinking about how and why Nature can be described using mathematical tools. Approximating Perfection considers the background behind mechanics as well as the mathematical ideas that play key roles in mechanical applications.Concentrating on the models of applied mechanics, the book engages the reader in the types of nuts-and-bolts considerations that are normally avoided in formal engineering courses: how and w...
By Leonid P. Lebedev
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reprint edition (July 28, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2134629
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
As a student of physics, I took up this book to brush up on some classical mechanics before delving back into analytical mechanics. I was pleasantly surprised in a couple of ways, one, at how well the authors explain the material, albeit on occasion