The Theory of the Top Volume III [electronic resource] : Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical Applications / by Felix Klein, Arnold Sommerfeld.
Contributor(s): Sommerfeld, Arnold [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : Birkhäuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhäuser, 2012Description: XV, 310 p. 64 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817648282Subject(s): Mathematics | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | History | Physics | Mechanics | Mathematics | History of Mathematical Sciences | Mathematical Methods in Physics | Mechanics | History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics | Applications of MathematicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 510.9 LOC classification: QA21-27Online resources: Click here to access online
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Foreword -- Advertisement -- Chapter VII Theory and reality. The influence of friction, air resistance, and elasticity of the material and the support on the motion of the top -- Chapter VIII Applications of the theory of the top -- Part A. Astronomical Applications -- Part B. Geophysical Applications -- Addenda and Supplements -- Translators' Notes -- References -- Index.
The Theory of the Top. Volume III. Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical Applications is the third in a series of four self-contained English translations of the classic and definitive treatment of rigid body motion. Key features: * Complete and unabridged presentation with recent advances and additional notes; * Annotations by the translators provide insights into the nature of science and mathematics in the late 19th century; * Each volume interweaves theory and applications. The Theory of the Top was originally presented by Felix Klein as an 1895 lecture at Göttingen University that was broadened in scope and clarified as a result of collaboration with Arnold Sommerfeld. Graduate students and researchers interested in theoretical and applied mechanics will find this series of books a thorough and insightful account. Other volumes in the series include Introduction to the Kinematics and Kinetics of the Top, Development of the Theory in the Case of the Heavy Symmetric Top, and Technical Applications of the Theory of the Top.