UBC MATH 428/513, Section 101, Sep-Dec 2012

Calendar description: Newton's equation, conservation laws, the Euler-Lagrange equation; Hamilton's principle of least action, Hamilton's equations, Lagrangian mechanics on manifolds. [3-0-0]

Prerequisite: MATH 215 and one of PHYS 206, PHYS 306. Corequisite: MATH 320.

**Textbook:**
Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics (Graduate Texts in Mathematics), Second Edition,
by V. I. Arnold, translated by A. Weinstein and K. Vogtmann, Springer-Verlag.

**Lecture Time & Location:** Tue Thu 11:00am to 12:15pm
MATH Room 203.

**Instructor:** Dr. Tai-Peng Tsai, Math building
room 109, phone 604-822-2591, ttsai at math.ubc.ca.

Office hours: Mon 1:30pm-3pm, Thu 2pm-3:30pm, and by appointment
(Tsai's schedule).

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