This note explains the following topics:
Newtonian Mechanics, Newtonian Gravitation, Simple Dynamical Systems, Fixed
Points and Limit Cycles, Lagranian Mechanics, Central Force Motion, Scattering
from Central Force Potential, Dynamics in Rotating Frames of Reference, Rigid
Body Dynamics , Oscillations, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Canonical Transformations,
Action-Angle Coordinates, Hamilton-Jacobi Theory.
This note covers
the following topics: Circle Diffeomorphisms, The Combinatorics of Endomorphisms,
Structural Stability and Hyperbolicity, Structure of Smooth Maps, Ergodic
Properties and Invariant Measures, Renormalization.
Author(s): Welington de Melo and Sebastian van Strien
provides a broad introduction to Newtonian dynamics of particles and rigid
bodies with applications to engineering design. Topics covered includes:
kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, conservation laws,
vibrations of single degree of freedom systems, and use of MATLAB to solve
equations of motion and optimize engineering designs.
This note the explains the following
topics: Newton’s Laws of Motion, One-Dimensional Motion, Multi-Dimensional
Motion, Planetary Motion, Two-Body Dynamics, Rotating Reference Frames, Rigid
Body Rotation, Lagrangian Dynamics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, Coupled
Oscillations, Gravitational Potential Theory, Lunar Motion and The
a second course in classical mechanics, given to final year undergraduates.
They were last updated in July 2012. Individual chapters and problem sheets
are available below. The full set of lecture notes, weighing in at around
130 pages, can be downloaded here. This contains the following categories:
Newtonian Mechanics, The Lagrangian Formulation, The Motion of Rigid Bodies,
The Hamiltonian Formulation. The lecture notes can be downloaded in both PDF
and PS formats
This note covers the following topics: Projectile
Motion, scillations: Mass on a Spring, forced Oscillations, Polar co-ordinates,
Simple Pendulum, Motion Under a Central Force, Kepler’s Laws, Polar equations of
motion, Differential Equation for the Particle Path, Planetary motion, Momentum,
Angular Momentum and Energy, Particle Motion under Gravity on Surface of
Revolution with Vertical Axis of Symmetry, Stability and Instability, Rotating
Systems, Many particle systems, Rigid body motion, Axisymmetric top.
Author(s): Prof. Sheila Widnall, Prof. John Deyst and Prof. Edward
This book covers the following topics:
What Is Geometry, The Fitzgerald Contraction, Relativity, The World Of Four
Dimensions, Fields Of Force, Kinds Of Space, The New Law Of Gravitation And The
Old Law, Momentum And Energy, Electricity And Gravitation.