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Foundations of Mechanics: Second Edition
Ralph Abraham, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, and Jerrold E. Marsden, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
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AMS Chelsea Publishing
1978; 826 pp; hardcover
Volume: 364
ISBN-10: 0-8218-4438-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4438-0
List Price: US$104
Member Price: US$93.60
Order Code: CHEL/364.H
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Undoubtedly [the book] will be for years the standard reference on symplectic geometry, analytical mechanics and symplectic methods in mathematical physics.

--Zentralblatt für Mathematik

For many years, this book has been viewed as a classic treatment of geometric mechanics. It is known for its broad exposition of the subject, with many features that cannot be found elsewhere. The book is recommended as a textbook and as a basic reference work for the foundations of differentiable and Hamiltonian dynamics.

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Graduate students interested in differential geometry and physics.

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