Elements of Analytical Dynamics deals with dynamics, which studies the relationship between motion of material bodies and the forces acting on them. This book is a compilation of lectures given by the author at the Georgia and Institute of Technology and formed a part of a course in Topological Dynamics.
The book begins by discussing the notions of space and time and their basic properties. It then discusses the Hamilton-Jacobi theory and Hamilton's principle and first integrals. The text concludes with a discussion on Jacobi's geometric interpretation of conservative systems.
This book will be of direct use to graduate students of Mathematics with minimal background in Theoretical Mechanics.
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|Size: ||9.8 MB|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781483151724 (DRM-PDF)|
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