CONTENTS:- Preface; Mechanics and Relativity: Basic Principles; Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces; Elastic Properties of Solids; Viscosity; Surface Tension; Gravitation; Gravity; Motion Under Central Forces: Planets and Satellites; Rotational Kinematics; Rotational Dynamics-I; Rotational Dynamics-II; Special Theory of Relativity; Vectors: Vector: Addition and Subtraction; Vector: Multiplication; Vector: Equations; Vector: Differentiation and Integration; Gradient, Divergence and Curl; Theorems: Gauss Stockes and Green; Wavw Phenomenon: Simple Harmonic Motion; Composition of Simple Harmonic Motion: Lissajous Figures; Ultrasonic Waves; Free, Forced and Maintained Vibrations; Fourier's Theorem.
The authors takes immense pleasure in presenting the book entitled "A Textbook on Mechanics" for meeting the requirements of graduate and post-graduate students of all Indian universities.
The purpose of this book is to cover basic principles and methods of mechanics which are usually included in course of teaching of physics at graduate level. The language of the book has been kept as simple as could be consistent with precision and brevity. Each chapter of this book contains a number of problems which have been asked in examinations of various Indian universities. The book has three parts: Mechanics and Relativity, Vectors a Wave Phenomenon.