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Nature volume 145, pages 141142 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation



IN this book on theoretical mechanics, Prof. Coe, of the University of Michigan, has adopted from the outset the methods and notation of vector analysis, which provide a language common to all the branches of mathematical physics. His aim has been to present an introduction to classical mechanics, and through it to mathematical physics, which shall make clear the postulates on which they rest, and at the same time to explain and apply the basic principles of the vector method. He claims that this approach has proved its value in teaching and enables the student to use vector analysis in his later work. The book, which may be confidently recommended, contains sufficient material for an introductory and an advanced course.

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