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Book Information:

Authors: Jerrold E. Marsden and Tudor S. Ratiu
Title: Introduction to mechanics and symmetry: A basic exposition of classical mechanical systems
Additional book information: Texts Appl. Math., vol. 17, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994, xiv + 500 pp., ISBN 0-387-97275-7, $64.50

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Mark S. Ashbaugh
Affiliation: University of Missouri
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 33 (1996), 351-353
Review copyright: © Copyright 1996 American Mathematical Society