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Lagrangian Mechanics: Physics 3650:641: Getting Started

A web guide to assist students in Dr. Hu's section of Lagrangian mechanics.


This guide for Dr. Hu's Lagrangian Mechanics course at University at Akron includes a list of suggested ebooks below and the "Find Articles" page - with links to major databases and preprint servers you may find useful.

Want to Access Electronic Resources Off-Campus?

Be sure to use the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site to use the proxy server. Go to a definition of a proxy server. opens new window You will be prompted for your UANet ID and password from The University of Akron Login screen. Most of the time you will be prompted one time per browser session.

If you go to the URL of the resource directly, you will bypass the proxy server.

Some resources like SciFinder will require another user id and password, but most don't. Often when you are prompted by anything besides The University of Akron Login screen or the OhioLINK Authentication screen, either

  • you did not go through or were somehow dropped by the proxy server or
  • we do not have access to the particular item, such as an article from a year of a journal that is not part of our subscription. Check the Publication Finder to verify dates that we subscribe.

Classical Mechanics Ebooks

These ebooks were selected by Dr. Hu to assist you during the course. Ebooks from Springer on this list are available for full-text PDF download to University of Akron students, faculty, and staff.

Free Online Classical Dynamics Materials