and
by appointment
H. Goldstein, C.P. Poole
Jr., J.L. Safko, (useful reference text) L.D. Landau and E.M.
Lifshitz, |
## Fall 2017
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PHY5246
is a one semester graduate level course. In the first part of this course, we will start from
the Lagrangian formulation of classical mechanics and study the solution of
the equations of motion of several systems, from simple one-body systems, to
more complex systems acted upon by central forces and rigid bodies, up to
scattering problems and oscillations. The second part of this course will
introduce the hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics and study its
formal and physical consequences. More advanced topics, such as non-linear
dynamics and continuous systems, will be discussed in the third part of this
course, depending on time availability. |