Mathematical Classical Mechanics

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



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