# Book: Classical Mechanics (Tatum)

Classical mechanics is the study of the motion of bodies (including the special case in which bodies remain at rest) in accordance with the general principles first enunciated by Sir Isaac Newton in his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), commonly known as the **Principia**.

- 1: Centers of Mass
- 2: Moments of Inertia
- 3: Systems of Particles
- 4: Rigid Body Rotation
- 5: Collisions
- 6: Motion in a Resisting Medium
- 7: Projectiles
- 8: Impulsive Forces
- 9: Conservative Forces
- 10: Rocket Motion
- 11: Simple and Damped Oscillatory Motion
- 12: Forced Oscillations
- 13: Lagrangian Mechanics
- 14: Hamiltonian Mechanics
- 15: Special Relativity
- 16: Hydrostatics
- 17: Vibrating Systems
- 18: The Catenary
- 19: The Cycloid
- 20: Miscellaneous
- 21: Central Forces and Equivalent Potential
- 22: Dimensions

*Thumbnail: Proper Euler angles geometrical definition. The xyz (fixed) system is shown in blue, the XYZ (rotated) system is shown in red. The line of nodes (N) is shown in green. Image used with permission (CC BY 3.0; Lionel Brits).*