Author | : V.I. Arnol'd |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2013-04-09 |

ISBN 10 | : 1475720637 |

Pages | : 520 pages |

This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance.

Author | : Henri Gouin |

Publisher | : Elsevier |

Release Date | : 2020-11-27 |

ISBN 10 | : 0128229861 |

Pages | : 320 pages |

Mathematical Methods of Analytical Mechanics uses tensor geometry and geometry of variation calculation, includes the properties associated with Noether's theorem, and highlights methods of integration, including Jacobi's method, which is deduced. In addition, the book covers the Maupertuis principle that looks at the conservation of energy of material systems and how it leads to quantum mechanics. Finally, the book deduces the various spaces underlying the analytical mechanics which lead to the Poisson algebra and the symplectic geometry. Helps readers understand calculations surrounding the geometry of the tensor and the geometry of the calculation of the variation Presents principles that correspond to the energy conservation of material systems Defines the invariance properties associated with Noether's theorem Discusses phase space and Liouville's theorem Identifies small movements and different types of stabilities

Author | : V. I. Arnold |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2013-11-11 |

ISBN 10 | : 1475716931 |

Pages | : 464 pages |

Many different mathematical methods and concepts are used in classical mechanics: differential equations and phase ftows, smooth mappings and manifolds, Lie groups and Lie algebras, symplectic geometry and ergodic theory. Many modern mathematical theories arose from problems in mechanics and only later acquired that axiomatic-abstract form which makes them so hard to study. In this book we construct the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the very beginning; thus, the reader is not assumed to have any previous knowledge beyond standard courses in analysis (differential and integral calculus, differential equations), geometry (vector spaces, vectors) and linear algebra (linear operators, quadratic forms). With the help of this apparatus, we examine all the basic problems in dynamics, including the theory of oscillations, the theory of rigid body motion, and the hamiltonian formalism. The author has tried to show the geometric, qualitative aspect of phenomena. In this respect the book is closer to courses in theoretical mechanics for theoretical physicists than to traditional courses in theoretical mechanics as taught by mathematicians.

Author | : M. de León,P.R. Rodrigues |

Publisher | : Elsevier |

Release Date | : 2011-08-18 |

ISBN 10 | : 9780080872698 |

Pages | : 482 pages |

The differential geometric formulation of analytical mechanics not only offers a new insight into Mechanics, but also provides a more rigorous formulation of its physical content from a mathematical viewpoint. Topics covered in this volume include differential forms, the differential geometry of tangent and cotangent bundles, almost tangent geometry, symplectic and pre-symplectic Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms, tensors and connections on manifolds, and geometrical aspects of variational and constraint theories. The book may be considered as a self-contained text and only presupposes that readers are acquainted with linear and multilinear algebra as well as advanced calculus.

Author | : Antonio Fasano,Stefano Marmi |

Publisher | : Oxford University Press |

Release Date | : 2006-04-06 |

ISBN 10 | : 0198508026 |

Pages | : 772 pages |

Is the solar system stable? Is there a unifying 'economy' principle in mechanics? How can a pointmass be described as a 'wave'? This book offers students an understanding of the most relevant and far reaching results of the theory of Analytical Mechanics, including plenty of examples, exercises, and solved problems.

Author | : Franco Strocchi |

Publisher | : Springer |

Release Date | : 2018-03-09 |

ISBN 10 | : 3319737619 |

Pages | : 114 pages |

This book presents the basic elements of Analytical Mechanics, starting from the physical motivations that favor it with respect to the Newtonian Mechanics in Cartesian coordinates. Rather than presenting Analytical Mechanics mainly as a formal development of Newtonian Mechanics, it highlights its effectiveness due to the following five important achievements: 1) the most economical description of time evolution in terms of the minimal set of coordinates, so that there are no constraint forces in their evolution equations; 2) the form invariance of the evolution equations, which automatically solves the problem of fictitious forces; 3) only one scalar function encodes the formulation of the dynamics, rather than the full set of vectors which describe the forces in Cartesian Newtonian Mechanics; 4) in the Hamiltonian formulation, the corresponding evolution equations are of first order in time and are fully governed by the Hamiltonian function (usually corresponding to the energy); 5) the emergence of the Hamiltonian canonical algebra and its effectiveness in simplifying the control of the dynamical problem (e.g. the constant of motions identified by the Poisson brackets with the Hamiltonian, the relation between symmetries and conservations laws, the use of canonical transformations to reduce the Hamiltonian to a simpler form etc.). The book also addresses a number of points usually not included in textbook presentations of Analytical Mechanics, such as 1) the characterization of the cases in which the Hamiltonian differs from the energy, 2) the characterization of the non-uniqueness of the Lagrangian and of the Hamiltonian and its relation to a “gauge” transformation, 3) the Hamiltonian formulation of the Noether theorem, with the possibility that the constant of motion corresponding to a continuous symmetry of the dynamics is not the canonical generator of the symmetry transformation but also involves the generator of a gauge transformation. In turn, the book’s closing chapter is devoted to explaining the extraordinary analogy between the canonical structure of Classical and Quantum Mechanics. By correcting the Dirac proposal for such an explanation, it demonstrates that there is a common Poisson algebra shared by Classical and Quantum Mechanics, the differences between the two theories being reducible to the value of the central variable of that algebra.

Author | : V.I. Arnol'd |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 1997-09-05 |

ISBN 10 | : 9780387968902 |

Pages | : 520 pages |

This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance.

Author | : Nivaldo A. Lemos |

Publisher | : Cambridge University Press |

Release Date | : 2018-08-09 |

ISBN 10 | : 1108416586 |

Pages | : 470 pages |

An introduction to the basic principles and methods of analytical mechanics, with selected examples of advanced topics and areas of ongoing research.

Author | : V.I. Arnol'd |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 1997-09-05 |

ISBN 10 | : 9780387968902 |

Pages | : 520 pages |

This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance.

Author | : Louis N. Hand,Janet D. Finch |

Publisher | : Cambridge University Press |

Release Date | : 1998-11-13 |

ISBN 10 | : 1139643312 |

Pages | : 329 pages |

Analytical Mechanics, first published in 1999, provides a detailed introduction to the key analytical techniques of classical mechanics, one of the cornerstones of physics. It deals with all the important subjects encountered in an undergraduate course and prepares the reader thoroughly for further study at graduate level. The authors set out the fundamentals of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics early on in the book and go on to cover such topics as linear oscillators, planetary orbits, rigid-body motion, small vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, and special relativity. A special feature is the inclusion of many 'e-mail questions', which are intended to facilitate dialogue between the student and instructor. Many worked examples are given, and there are 250 homework exercises to help students gain confidence and proficiency in problem-solving. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in classical mechanics, and provides a sound foundation for graduate study.

Author | : A.I. Lurie |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2002-03-26 |

ISBN 10 | : 9783540429821 |

Pages | : 864 pages |

This is a translation of A.I. Lurie classical Russian textbook on analytical mechanics. Part of it is based on courses formerly held by the author. It offers a consummate exposition of the subject of analytical mechanics through a deep analysis of its most fundamental concepts. The book has served as a desk text for at least two generations of researchers working in those fields where the Soviet Union accomplished the greatest technological breakthrough of the XX century - a race into space. Those and other related fields continue to be intensively explored since then, and the book clearly demonstrates how the fundamental concepts of mechanics work in the context of up-to-date engineering problems. This book will help researchers and graduate students to acquire a deeper insight into analytical mechanics.

Author | : Petre P. Teodorescu |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2009-09-30 |

ISBN 10 | : 9789048127641 |

Pages | : 772 pages |

All phenomena in nature are characterized by motion. Mechanics deals with the objective laws of mechanical motion of bodies, the simplest form of motion. In the study of a science of nature, mathematics plays an important rôle. Mechanics is the first science of nature which has been expressed in terms of mathematics, by considering various mathematical models, associated to phenomena of the surrounding nature. Thus, its development was influenced by the use of a strong mathematical tool. As it was already seen in the first two volumes of the present book, its guideline is precisely the mathematical model of mechanics. The classical models which we refer to are in fact models based on the Newtonian model of mechanics, that is on its five principles, i.e.: the inertia, the forces action, the action and reaction, the independence of the forces action and the initial conditions principle, respectively. Other models, e.g., the model of attraction forces between the particles of a discrete mechanical system, are part of the considered Newtonian model. Kepler’s laws brilliantly verify this model in case of velocities much smaller then the light velocity in vacuum.

Author | : Nicholas Woodhouse |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2009-12-17 |

ISBN 10 | : 9781848828162 |

Pages | : 240 pages |

First published in 1987, this text offers concise but clear explanations and derivations to give readers a confident grasp of the chain of argument that leads from Newton’s laws through Lagrange’s equations and Hamilton’s principle, to Hamilton’s equations and canonical transformations. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include: A chapter on symplectic geometry and the geometric interpretation of some of the coordinate calculations. A more systematic treatment of the conections with the phase-plane analysis of ODEs; and an improved treatment of Euler angles. A greater emphasis on the links to special relativity and quantum theory showing how ideas from this classical subject link into contemporary areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. A wealth of examples show the subject in action and a range of exercises – with solutions – are provided to help test understanding.

Author | : Vicente Cortés,Alexander S. Haupt |

Publisher | : Springer |

Release Date | : 2017-05-29 |

ISBN 10 | : 3319564633 |

Pages | : 99 pages |

This short primer, geared towards students with a strong interest in mathematically rigorous approaches, introduces the essentials of classical physics, briefly points out its place in the history of physics and its relation to modern physics, and explains what benefits can be gained from a mathematical perspective. As a starting point, Newtonian mechanics is introduced and its limitations are discussed. This leads to and motivates the study of different formulations of classical mechanics, such as Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, which are the subjects of later chapters. In the second part, a chapter on classical field theories introduces more advanced material. Numerous exercises are collected in the appendix.

Author | : Joseph S. Torok |

Publisher | : John Wiley & Sons |

Release Date | : 1999-11-04 |

ISBN 10 | : 9780471332077 |

Pages | : 376 pages |

A stimulating, modern approach to analytical mechanics Analytical Mechanics with an Introduction to Dynamical Systems offers a much-needed, up-to-date treatment of analytical dynamics to meet the needs of today's students and professionals. This outstanding resource offers clear and thorough coverage of mechanics and dynamical systems, with an approach that offers a balance between physical fundamentals and mathematical concepts. Exceptionally well written and abundantly illustrated, the book contains over 550 new problems-more than in any other book on the subject-along with user-friendly computational models using MATLAB. Featured topics include: * An overview of fundamental dynamics, both two- and three-dimensional * An examination of variational approaches, including Lagrangian theory * A complete discussion of the dynamics of rotating bodies * Coverage of the three-dimensional dynamics of rigid bodies * A detailed treatment of Hamiltonian systems and stability theory Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, physics, or applied mathematics, this distinguished text is also an excellent self-study or reference text for the practicing engineer or scientist.

Author | : Bijan Bagchi |

Publisher | : CRC Press |

Release Date | : 2017-05-08 |

ISBN 10 | : 1351690434 |

Pages | : 260 pages |

This book is designed to serve as a textbook for postgraduates, researchers of applied mathematics, theoretical physics and students of engineering who need a good understanding of classical mechanics. In this book emphasis has been placed on the logical ordering of topics and appropriate formulation of the key mathematical equations with a view to imparting a clear idea of the basic tools of the subject and improving the problem solving skills of the students. The book provides a largely self-contained exposition to the topics with new ideas as a smooth continuation of the preceding ones. It is expected to give a systematic and comprehensive coverage of the methods of classical mechanics.

Author | : Frederick W. Byron,Robert W. Fuller |

Publisher | : Courier Corporation |

Release Date | : 2012-04-26 |

ISBN 10 | : 0486135063 |

Pages | : 672 pages |

Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.

Author | : John G. Papastavridis |

Publisher | : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated |

Release Date | : 2014 |

ISBN 10 | : 9789814338714 |

Pages | : 1392 pages |

This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, treatise on the energetic mechanics of Lagrange and Hamilton, that is, classical analytical dynamics, and its principal applications to constrained systems (contact, rolling, and servoconstraints). It is a book on advanced dynamics from a unified viewpoint, namely, the kinetic principle of virtual work, or principle of Lagrange. As such, it continues, renovates, and expands the grand tradition laid by such mechanics masters as Appell, Maggi, Whittaker, Heun, Hamel, Chetaev, Synge, Pars, Luré, Gantmacher, Neimark, and Fufaev. Many completely solved examples complement the theory, along with many problems (all of the latter with their answers and many of them with hints). Although written at an advanced level, the topics covered in this 1400-page volume (the most extensive ever written on analytical mechanics) are eminently readable and inclusive. It is of interest to engineers, physicists, and mathematicians; advanced undergraduate and graduate students and teachers; researchers and professionals; all will find this encyclopedic work an extraordinary asset; for classroom use or self-study. In this edition, corrections (of the original edition, 2002) have been incorporated.

Author | : J.L. Lagrange |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Release Date | : 2013-04-17 |

ISBN 10 | : 9401589038 |

Pages | : 594 pages |

The Mécanique analytique presents a comprehensive account of Lagrangian mechanics. In this work, Lagrange used the Principle of Virtual Work in conjunction with the Lagrangian Multiplier to solve all problems of statics. For the treatment of dynamics, a third concept had to be added to the first two - d'Alembert's Principle - in order to develop the Lagrangian equations of motion. Hence, Lagrange was able to unify the entire science of mechanics using only three concepts and algebraic operations.

Author | : Kai S Lam |

Publisher | : World Scientific Publishing Company |

Release Date | : 2014-07-07 |

ISBN 10 | : 9814551503 |

Pages | : 592 pages |

This book is written with the belief that classical mechanics, as a theoretical discipline, possesses an inherent beauty, depth, and richness that far transcends its immediate applications in mechanical systems. These properties are manifested, by and large, through the coherence and elegance of the mathematical structure underlying the discipline, and are eminently worthy of being communicated to physics students at the earliest stage possible. This volume is therefore addressed mainly to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate physics students who are interested in the application of modern mathematical methods in classical mechanics, in particular, those derived from the fields of topology and differential geometry, and also to the occasional mathematics student who is interested in important physics applications of these areas of mathematics. Its main purpose is to offer an introductory and broad glimpse of the majestic edifice of the mathematical theory of classical dynamics, not only in the time-honored analytical tradition of Newton, Laplace, Lagrange, Hamilton, Jacobi, and Whittaker, but also the more topological/geometrical one established by Poincare, and enriched by Birkhoff, Lyapunov, Smale, Siegel, Kolmogorov, Arnold, and Moser (as well as many others).