Devoted to the foundation of mechanics, namely classical Newtonian mechanics, the subject is based mainly on Galileo's principle of relativity and Hamilton's principle of least action. The exposition is simple and leads to the most complete direct means of solving problems in mechanics.
The final sections on adiabatic invariants have been revised and augmented. In addition a short biography of L D Landau has been inserted.
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Book Description Translated from the Russian by J. B. Sykes and J. S. Bell. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press, 1969, 1969. , 2d edition, 165pp., very good dust-jacket, very good black cloth. nicely INSCRIBED on title page very probably by Lifshitz [looks like MENS] to a well-known physicist who was a good friend Course of theoretical physics, vol. 1. ISBN 0080064663. Bookseller Inventory # 31776