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2017 November 16
  • Chapter 3: Section 3.4: Subscript i removed from symbol for the velocity of C of M.
2017 Septermber 29
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.3: Penultimate expression before “For the entire disc...” corrected.
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.5: The second figure and the reference to it changed to FIGURE II.6b.
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.5: The words “triangular lamina” moved down one line.
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.9: Five lines below equation 2.10.5: “M” changed to “m”.
2017 September 18
  • Chapter 1: Section 1.4: Line above equation 1.4.4: Reference to equations 1.12 to 1.13 changed to 1.4.2 to 1.4.3.
2017 August 16
  • Chapter 15: Section 15.16: Second line of example at end of section, subscripts on two symbols changed.
2017 February 7
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.9: In line below equation 17.9.11 “is” changed to “in”.
  • Chapter 19: Roman numeral for 19 corrected from IXX to XIX throughout.
  • Chapter 19: Broken figure XIX.6 repaired.
  • Appendix B: Solutions to Appendix A problems 45-47 provided.
2017 February 3
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.2: Example 3: ft s-1 corrected to ft s-2.
  • Chapter 8: Section 8.1: Email address below equation 8.1.6 updated.
  • Chapter 11: Three lines below equation 11.1.8: A misprint removed.
  • Chapter 16: Section 16.2: Penultimate line “in which is may be immersed on or which” corrected to “in which it may be immersed or on which”.
  • Chapter 16: Section 16.2: Last line: Definition of imperial gallon given.
  • Chapter 16: Section 16.9: Problems 8 and 9 much expanded, and solutions provided.
2017 February 1
  • Appendix A: Problem 47 added. Solution to be posted sometime in February.
2017 January 25
  • Appendix A: Problems 45 and 46 added. Solutions to be posted sometime in February.
2016 September 6
  • I am indebted to Benjamin Jose for carefully proofreading large parts of Classical Mechanics, resulting in the following corrections.
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.2: Example 5, and its answer, re-written.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3a: Line above equation 6.3.3, two dots over x changed to a single dot.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3a: Third line from end of subsection, “negligible” changed to “no longer negligible”.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3b: Two lines above equation 6.3.17: Reference to equation 6.3.13 changed to 6.3.14.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3b: Problem 2: “assuming that gamma = 1.0 s-1” added.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3b: Problem 4: Symbol g added to the problem.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3c: Problem 8: g corrected to gamma.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.3c: Problem 10: Plus in denominator corrected to minus.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.4c: Addition to equation 6.4.12.
  • Chapter 6: Sub-section 6.4c: Correction to unnumbered equation below equation 6.4.13.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.8: Correction to numerator of equation 13.8.13a.
2016 June 29
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.4: Two dots added to equation 13.4.8.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.6: Correction to left hand side of equation 13.6.6.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.7: In line above equation 13.7.12, reference to 13.4.9 changed to 13.7.9.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.7: Some changes to the algebra at the top of p. 18.
  • Chapter 13: Section 13.8: Three lines above equation 13.8.18: “the the” corrected to “to the”.
  • Thanks to Ben Jose for spotting these errors.
2016 March 28
  • Chapter 17: Section 17.7: Page 13: A second solution found for the force constants.
2016 February 1
  • Chapter 15: Section 15.5: Correction made to equation 15.5.13. Thanks to Victor Benesch.
2016 January 18
  • Appendix B: Solution to Problem 34 (Sliding Chain): Additional material added.
2015 March 22
  • Appendix B: Solutions supplied to Problems 41 - 44 of Appendix A.
2015 February 9
  • Appendix A: Two new problems (43 and 44) added.
2014 September 28
  • Chapter 21 (Central Forces and Equivalent Potential) added.
  • Chapter 22 (Dimensions) added.
2014 August 17
  • Chapter 15: Section 15.11: Page 25: 16 lines from the bottom: "piece" corrected to "peace". 10 lines from the bottom: "or" inserted before "not".
2013 September 22
  • Chapter 18: Section 18.3: Doggerel attributed to William Whewell.
  • Chapter 18: Section 18.4: Misspelling of pythagorean corrected.
2013 June 8
  • Chapter 15: Section 15.3: (1+β)(1-β) corrected to (1+β)/(1-β) in equations 15.3.3 and 15.3.6.
2013 January 28
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.11: Additional exercise on product moments at end of section.
2013 January 10
  • Chapter 7: Section 7.2: Expansion of this section to discuss maximum horizontal range in the presence of air resistance.
  • Chapter 9: Section 9.4: Paragraph 3: “whose coefficient of limiting static friction...”
2012 November 25
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.3: Page 4: Line 1: My email address changed.
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.3: Corrections to equations 6.3.13 and 6.3.29.
  • Chapter 6: Section 6.3: Problem 11 and solution added.
  • Chapter 16: Sections renumbered.
2012 October 24
  • Appendix A: Small change to problem 20.
  • Appendix B: New and clearer solutions provided to problems 19 and 20.
2012 February 2
  • Chapter 2: Section 2.20: Additional material on ellipsoidal shells.
2010 May 2
  • Extensively revised.



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