Selected lecture notes and problems from Classical Dynamics (PHY 520), taught by Gerhard Müller at the University of Rhode Island.

Some Relevant Textbooks and Monographs:

H. Goldstein: Classical Mechanics. Addison Wesley, 1981.
I. Percival and D. Richards: Introduction to Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1982.
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz: Mechanics. Pergamon Press, 1976.
J. V. José and E. J. Saletan: Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
J. L. McCauley: Classical Mechanics: Transformation, Flows, Integrable and Chaotic Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
D. T. Greenwood: Classical Dynamics. Dover Publications, 1997.
J. B. Kogut: Introduction to Relativity. Harcourt/Academic Press, 2001.
Friedhelm Kuypers: Klassische Mechanik. Wiley-VCH, 1997.

Some Relevant Monographs V. I. Arnold: Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics. Springer-Verlag, 1978.
A. J. Lichtenberg and M. A. Lieberman: Regular and Stochastic Motion. Springer-Verlag, 1983.
R. C. Hilborn: Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2000.
R. C. Hilborn and N. B. Tufillaro (Eds.): Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics. (collection of reprinted articles) AAPT Publication, 1999.
M. Tabor: Chaos and Integrability in Nonlinear Dynamics – An Introduction. Wiley, 1989.
R. H. Abraham and C. D. Shaw: Dynamics – The Geometry of Behavior. Aerial Press, Santa Cruz, 1984.

Do you have a questions about any of the problems [mex]? Do you need a hint? Do you wish to suggest additional problems? Do you have a question about the lecture notes [mln, msl]? Did you find any mistakes? Drop a note to gmuller@uri.edu

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01. Newtonian Mechanics, Gerhard Müller

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02. Newtonian Gravitation, Gerhard Müller

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03. Simple Dynamical Systems, Gerhard Müller

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04. Fixed Points and Limit Cycles, Gerhard Müller

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05. Lagranian Mechanics I, Gerhard Müller

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06. Lagrangian Mechanics II, Gerhard Müller

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07. Lagrangian Mechanics III, Gerhard Müller

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08. Central Force Motion I, Gerhard Müller

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09. Central Force Motion II, Gerhard Müller

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10. Scattering from Central Force Potential, Gerhard Müller

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11. Dynamics in Rotating Frames of Reference, Gerhard Müller

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12. Rigid Body Dynamics I, Gerhard Müller

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13. Rigid Body Dynamics II, Gerhard Müller

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14. Oscillations, Gerhard Müller

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15. Hamiltonian Mechanics, Gerhard Müller

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16. Canonical Transformations, Gerhard Müller

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17. Action-Angle Coordinates, Gerhard Müller

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18. Hamilton-Jacobi Theory, Gerhard Müller

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19. Deterministic Chaos, Gerhard Müller

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20. Relativistic Mechanics I, Gerhard Müller

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21. Relativistic Mechanics II, Gerhard Müller