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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

Print publication date: 2018 | Print ISBN-13: 9780198822370 |

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 | DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822370.001.0001 |

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## Front Matter

## Part V Preliminary Mathematics

## Part VI Advanced Mathematics

## End Matter

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Appendix A Noether’s Theorem Explored

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Appendix B The Action Principle Explored

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Appendix C Useful Relations

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Appendix D Poisson & Nambu Brackets Explored

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Appendix E Canonical Transformations Explored

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Appendix F Action-Angle Variables Explored

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Appendix G Statistical Mechanics Explored

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Appendix H Biographies

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Bibliography

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Index

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