Classical Mechanics

Errata for
the Second Printing

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Right front endpaper, line 4 below the heading “Some Integrals”

Is:                     . . . = ln(1 + x2)

            Should be:        . . . = ½ ln(1 + x2)

Page 67, Figure 2.13, at the top right of the picture,

vx + ivx  should read vx + ivy

 [i.e., replace the final sub x with a sub y].

Page 233, line 4 of Problem 6.19

            Is:                     … is minimum has …

            Should be:        … is stationary has…

Page 290, line 7 (unnumbered equation)

            The two letters d should be changed to partial derivatives

Page 358, line 10 from bottom

            Is:                     … rOmega2 …

            Should be:        … mrOmega2 …

 Page 361, line 2 of Problem 9.4

            Is:                     … form (1 + epsilon)-3 approx 1 - 3epsilon .]

            Should be:        … form (1 + epsilon)-3/2 approx 1 - 3epsilon/2 .]  

Page 415, last line of Problem 10.52

            Is:                     … in (10.06).

            Should be:        … in (10.96).  

Page 477, line 3 from bottom

            Is:                     … constant ln(10) times …

            Should be:        … constant log(e) times …

 Page 535, line 20

            Is:                     … Equation (13.31) …

            Should be:        … Equation (13.35) …

Page 551, line 1 of Problem 13.4

            In the in-text equation insert a dot over the letter q

[as on the left side of Eq. (13.13) on page 525].

Page 598, line 8 from the bottom

            Delete the prime from the script cap “Ess”

Page 598, line 3 from the bottom

            Is:                     … that Kepler’s sun-centered …

            Should be:        … that Copernicus’s sun-centered …

Page 606, line 6

            Is:                     … Delta t prime approx 7 Delta t …

            Should be:        … Delta t  approx 7 Delta t prime…

Page 606, lines 9 and 10

            Is:                     … Delta t prime = Delta t/0 …

            Should be:        … Delta t = Delta t prime/0 …

Page 606, end of line 10

            Is:                     … value for Delta t prime.

Should be:        … value Delta t. 

Page 616, line 2 below Eq. (15.27)

            Is:                     … that is gamma = 1 sqrt{1  …}

            Should be:        … that is gamma = 1/sqrt{1  …}             [i.e., insert slash.]

Page 647, line 9

            Is:                     … 2beta/(1 + beta), so …

            Should be:        … 2beta/(1 + beta2), so …

                                                            [i.e., insert a superscript 2]

Page 667, line 3 from bottom of Problem 15.5

            Is:                     … twins: A stays at ...

            Should be:        … twins: B stays at ...

Page 667, line 2 from bottom of Problem 15.5

            Is:                     … but B occupies ...

            Should be:        … but A occupies ...

Page 762, line 1

            Is:                     … + rdot ·A = ...

            Should be:        … + q rdot ·A = ...

                                                [i.e., insert italic q.  I use rdot to mean r with a dot over it.]

Page 765, Problem 10.13

            Is:                     … omega = sqrt{mga/I}; ...

            Should be:        … tau = 2 pi sqrt{I/mga};

(The square-root sign should have an overbar extending over all four letters, as in original)

Page 765, Problem 10.57

            Is:                     … (Xdot2 + Ydot2) +...

            Should be:        … (Xdot2 + Ydot2 + R2 thetadot2 sin2 theta) + ...

                                                [where Xdot means X with a dot above it, etc.]

Page 770, last line

            Is:                     … = 4.71

            Should be:        … = 4.69

 

 

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