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. |