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Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Peter Mann


This book explores the fascinating subject of classical mechanics, which is the pinnacle of nineteenth-century physics, from a fresh and exciting viewpoint. With its foundations laid down in ancient Greece, classical physics was truly born in the 1700s with Sir Isaac Newton’s discoveries and quickly developed into the modern scientific method that is commonplace today. After the Newtonian revolution, others reformulated classical mechanics into different descriptions and new formalisms, each uncovering novel aspects of the mathematical and geometrical laws of nature. Over the last 400 years, c ... More

Keywords: Lagrangian, Hamiltonian, Newtonian, dynamics, classical mechanics, analytical, theoretical, geometrical, mathematical, physics

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822370
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822370.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Mann, author
St Andrews University, UK

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Part V Preliminary Mathematics

Part VI Advanced Mathematics