The second part of this course, as the first one, built on the material of the lectures delivered by the author for many years at the Moscow state university, and contains the dynamics of the system of material points, the dynamics of a rigid body and of the beginning of analytical mechanics; more on the content of the book can be seen from the table of contents. Despite the relatively small volume of the book, all of the material in it is described in sufficient detail and illustrated a number of tasks and examples.
In preparation for printing of this publication (previous first edition was published in 1945.) part of the material of the book has undergone processing and it introduced a number of amendments, taking into account, in particular, and the changes in the program of the university course of theoretical mechanics; at the same time eliminated the observed inaccuracies and typographical errors.
The most significant changes in the material section. 1 section 17, pp. 1 and 3 of article 18 and paragraph. 8 article 26. Added item. 8 in section 2, paragraph 4, pp. 3 and 11
in section 8, para. 6 in section 9, pp. 4 and 6 in article 26 and paragraph. 4 in section 30. Small changes and additions made and in many other places in the book. In addition, in most of the paragraphs added to tasks and examples.