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Book Information:

Author: V. I. Arnold
Title: Mathematical methods of classical mechanics
Additional book information: translated from the 1974 Russian edition by K. Vogtmann and A. Weinstein, Graduate Texts in Math., Vol. 60, Springer-Verlag, New York and Berlin, 1978, x + 462 pp.

Author: Walter Thirring
Title: A course in mathematical physics, vol. 1: Classical dynamical systems
Additional book information: translated from German by Evans M. Harrel, Springer-Verlag, New York and Berlin, 1978, xii + 258 pp., $19.80.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Ian N. Sneddon
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 2 (1980), 346-352
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