• Vicente CortésEmail author
  • Alexander S. Haupt
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)


We define the framework of classical physics as considered in the present book. We briefly point out its place in the history of physics and its relation to modern physics. As the prime example of a theory of classical physics we introduce Newtonian mechanics and discuss its limitations. This leads to and motivates the study of different formulations of classical mechanics, such as Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, which are the subjects of later chapters. Finally, we explain why in this book, we take a mathematical perspective on central topics of classical physics.


Modern Physic Classical Physic Newtonian Mechanic Constraint Force Inertial Reference Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Center for Mathematical PhysicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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