Publisher description for The variational principles of mechanics / by Cornelius Lanczos.

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to perennially important field of analytical mechanics. Model of clear scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basic concepts, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, relativistic mechanics, much more. First inexpensive paperbound edition. Index. Bibliography.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mechanics, Analytic, Variational principles