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Particle Kinematics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Single Particle Kinematics
1.2.1 Motion in configuration space
1.2.2 Conserved Quantities
1.3 Systems of Particles
1.3.1 External and internal forces
1.3.2 Constraints
Systems
1.3.4 Kinetic energy in generalized coordinates
1.4 Phase Space
1.4.1 Dynamical Systems
1.4.2 Phase Space Flows
2.1 Lagrangian Mechanics
2.1.1 Derivation for unconstrained systems
2.1.2 Lagrangian for Constrained Systems
2.1.3 Hamilton’s Principle
2.1.4 Examples of functional variation
2.1.5 Conserved Quantities
2.1.6 Hamilton’s Equations
2.1.7 Velocity-dependent forces
Two Body Central Forces
3.1 Reduction to a one dimensional prob-
3.1.1 Reduction to a one-body problem
3.1.2 Reduction to one dimension
3.2 Integrating the motion
3.2.1 The Kepler problem
3.2.2 Nearly Circular Orbits
3.3 The Laplace-Runge-Lenz Vector
3.4 The virial theorem
3.5 Rutherford Scattering
Rigid Body Motion
4.1 Configuration space for a rigid body
4.1.1 Orthogonal Transformations
4.1.2 Groups
4.2 Kinematics in a rotating coordinate
4.3 The moment of inertia tensor
4.3.1 Motion about a fixed point
4.3.2 More General Motion
4.4 Dynamics
4.4.1 Euler’s Equations
4.4.2 Euler angles
4.4.3 The symmetric top
Small Oscillations
5.1 Small oscillations about stable equi-
5.1.1 Molecular Vibrations
5.1.2 An Alternative Approach
5.2 Other interactions
5.3 String dynamics
5.4 Field theory
Hamilton’s Equations
6.1 Legendre transforms
6.2 Variations on phase curves
6.3 Canonical transformations
6.4 Poisson Brackets
6.5 Higher Differential Forms
6.6 The natural symplectic 2-form
6.6.1 Generating Functions
6.7 Hamilton–Jacobi Theory
6.8 Action-Angle Variables
Perturbation Theory
7.1 Integrable systems
7.2 Canonical Perturbation Theory
7.2.1 Time Dependent Perturbation Theory
7.3 Adiabatic Invariants
7.3.1 Introduction
7.3.2 For a time-independent Hamiltonian
7.3.3 Slow time variation in H(q,p,t)
7.3.4 Systems with Many Degrees of Freedom
7.3.5 Formal Perturbative Treatment
7.4 Rapidly Varying Perturbations
7.5 New approach
Field Theory
8.1 Noether’s Theorem
ijk and cross products
A.1 Vector Operations
A.1.1 δij and ijk
The gradient operator
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