Variational Principles In Classical Mechanics by Douglas Cline
File Type :PDF Number of Pages :587
Description The goal of this
book is to introduce the reader to the intellectual beauty, and
philosophical implications, of the fact that nature obeys variational
principles that underlie the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian analytical
formulations of classical mechanics. Topics covered includes: History of
classical mechanics, Newtonian mechanics, Linear oscillators, Nonlinear
systems and chaos, Calculus of variations, Lagrangian dynamics, Symmetries,
Invariance and the Hamiltonian, Hamiltonian mechanics, Rigidbody rotation,
Relativistic mechanics, The transition to quantum physics.
