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Book Information:

Authors: Ralph Abraham and Jerrold E. Marsden
Title: Foundations of mechanics
Additional book information: Second Edition, Revised and enlarged, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Reading, Mass., 1978, xxii + 806 pp., $39.50.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Shlomo Sternberg
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 2 (1980), 378-387
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