Introduction to Analytical Mechanics

Introduction to Analytical Mechanics

By: K. A. I. L. W. Gamalath (author)Hardback

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"Introduction to Analytical Mechanics" is an attempt to introduce the modern treatment of classical mechanics so that transition to many fields in physics can be made with the least difficulty. This book deal with the formulation of Newtonian mechanics, Lagrangian dynamics, conservation laws relating to symmetries, Hamiltonian dynamics Hamilton's principle, Poisson brackets, canonical transformations which are invaluable in formulating the quantum mechanics and Hamilton-Jacobi equation which provides the transition to wave mechanics.

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K. A. I. L. Wijewardena Gamalath.: Department of Physics University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Preface / Fundamentals of Newtonian Mechanics / Lagrangian Dynamics / Conservation Laws and Symmetric Properties / Central Force Fields / Non-Inertial Co-ordinate Systems / Rigid Body Motion / Theory of Small Oscillations / Hamilton's Principle / Hamiltonian Theory / Canonical Transformations / Hamilton - Jacobi Theory / Bibliography / Answers to Problems / Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781842656686
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781842656686
  • ISBN10: 1842656686

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