Fall 2017

 

PHY 420 Mechanics

 

Lagrangian Mechanics

Scattering and Linear Oscillations

Hamilton's Equations of Motion

Canonical Transformations

The Hamilton-Jacobi Method

Perturbation Theory

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

 

Textbook: José and Saletan, "Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach", Cambridge University Press, 1998