Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics, Second Edition

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics, Second Edition

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics, Second Edition is the new edition of a classic text that concentrates on developing general methods for studying the behavior of classical systems, with extensive use of computation.

Description

Traditional treatments of mechanics concentrate most of their effort on the extremely small class of symbolically tractable dynamical systems. We concentrate on developing general methods for studying the behavior of systems, whether or not they have a symbolic solution. Typical systems exhibit behavior that is qualitatively different from the solvable systems and surprisingly complicated. We focus on the phenomena of motion, and we make extensive use of computer simulation to explore this motion.

Table of Contents

  • Lagrangian Mechanics
  • Rigid Bodies
  • Hamiltonian Mechanics
  • Phase Space Structure
  • Canonical Transformations
  • Canonical Evolution
  • Canonical Perturbation Theory

Book Details

Author(s): Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom
Publisher: MIT Press(February , 2015)
Format(s): Online
File size: –
Number of pages: 578
Link: Read online








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