||Ralph Abraham, Gerrold E. Marsden, Tudor Ratiu, Richard Cushman
||Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
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This is the second, revised, edition of the Foundations of Mechanics. The book is truly a Bible of theoretical mechanics for people directly involved in field researches. The basic audience for this publication is engineers who are interested in the most popular geometrical methods in mechanics - it assumes some basic background in linear algebra and calculus; the book will also be useful to mathematicians and physicists. The material provided in the first edition of the book has been updated, new sections have been added by the authors on mechanocs, topology and the rigid body - in addition to that, numerous corrections have been made.