ADVANCED DYNAMICS (PHYS 821) |
Spring 2016 |
Instructor: Uwe Thumm |
Office: Cardwell
Hall, Rm 212 Office hours: by appointment e-mail:
thumm@phys.ksu.edu Home page: http://www.phys.ksu.edu/~thumm |
Text book: Goldstein, Poole, and Safko, 'Classical Mechanics', 3rd edition (Addison-Wesley
2002)
Supplementary books
(not required):
Basic
’Introduction to Classical Mechanics’, Arya (Prentice Hall 1990)
‘Mechanics’, 3^{rd} edition, Landau & Lifshitz (Pergamon 1989)
‘Deterministic Chaos’, 2nd edition, Schuster (VCH 1988)
Advanced
‘Foundations of Mechanics’, 2^{nd} edition, Abraham & Marsden
(Benjamin/Cummings 1978)
‘Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics’, Arnold, (Springer 1978)
‘Universality in Chaos’, 2^{nd} edition, Cvitanović
(IOP Publishing 1989)
‘Order within Chaos’, Bergé, Pomeau, & Vidal (Herman 1984)
‘Chaos in Classical and Quantum Mechanics’, Gutzwiller
(Springer 1990)
Mathematical and computational
‘Mathematical Methods for Physicists’, 7^{th} edition, Arfken, Weber, & Harris (Academic Press 2012)
‘Tables of Integrals, Series, and Products’, 6^{th}
edition, Gradsheyn, & Ryzhik
(Academic Press 2000)
‘Handbook of Mathematical Functions’, Abramowitz & Stegun (Dover 1972)
‘A first course in computational physics’, 2^{nd} edition,
DeVries & Hasbun (Jones
& Barlett 2010)
‘Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing’, 3^{rd}
ed., W. H. Press et al. (Cambridge UP
2007)
Topics: Basic Principles of Newtonian Mechanics
Lagrange's
Equations
Central
Force Problems, Scattering
Hamilton’s
Equations of Motion
Canonical
Transformations
Hamilton-Jakobi Theory
Special
Relativity
Dynamical
Systems and Chaos
Homework: You are encouraged to discuss strategies
for solving homework assignments in small groups. However, I require that you
write and return to me at the assigned due dates your own detailed solutions.
You will receive no credit for solutions that you have copied. In order to
obtain full credit, I also request that you present correct answers in a
professional, well organized, and readable manner, including all relevant derivations and references.
In addition to the “for credit” homework assignments, I will frequently ask you
to complete simple calculations that we don’t have time for in class. It is
important that you carefully “fill in” these gaps when reviewing your lecture
notes. This is done most efficiently before the subsequent lecture.
(over)
Credit : Exam 1 200 points Exam
2 200 points Final
Exam 300 points Homework/Project 300 points |
Grades: A >
849 points B 700-849 points C 550 - 699 points D 450 - 549 points F < 450 points |
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