Advanced Dynamics I
Instructor: Professor Igor Mezić
Fall '09 - 3 Units
Newton’s laws and symmetries, Newton, Laplace and principle of determinism, qualitative analysis of Newton’s equations of motion, Hamiltonian mechanics, one degree of freedom (DOF) systems, two DOF systems, motion in central fields, application to molecular dynamics, control of classical dynamical systems, Lagrangian mechanics, chaos and ergodic theory, rigid body motion.
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