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This advanced undergraduate textbook begins with the Lagrangian formulation of Analytical Mechanics and then passes directly to the Hamiltonian formulation and the canonical equations, with constraints incorporated through Lagrange multipliers. Hamilton's Principle and the canonical equations remain the basis of the remainder of the text.
Topics considered for applications include small oscillations, motion in electric and magnetic fields, and rigid body dynamics. The Hamilton-Jacobi approach is developed with special attention to the canonical transformation in order to provide a smooth and logical transition into the study of complex and chaotic systems. Finally the text has a careful treatment of relativistic mechanics and the requirement of Lorentz invariance.
The text is enriched with an outline of the history of mechanics, which particularly outlines the importance of the work of Euler, Lagrange, Hamilton and Jacobi.
Numerous exercises with solutions support the exceptionally clear and concise treatment of Analytical Mechanics.
- Book Title Analytical Mechanics
- Series Title Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
- Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Lect. Notes Physics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44491-8
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-44490-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-44491-8
- Series ISSN 2192-4791
- Series E-ISSN 2192-4805
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XV, 349
- Number of Illustrations 58 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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