Berry Groisman - teaching
Classical Dynamics - Michaelmas 2014
Structure of the course:
1. Review of Newtonian Formalism
2. Lagrangian Formalism
3. Motion of Rigid Bodies
4. Hamiltonian Formalism
Lectures notes and comments to accompany lectures given on the black-board
Lectures 1 and 2
Lectures 3 and 4
Lectures 5 and 6
Lectures 7 and 8
Lectures 9 and 10
Lectures 11-14
Lecture 15
Lectures 16 - 21
Lecture 22
Lectures 23 and 24
Example Sheets
Follow this link
www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/examples/
Brief revision guide to past Tripos questions
Announcements
On Thursday the 4th of December I will give an optional 25th lecture on Connections between Lagrangian/Hamiltonian dynamics and quantum mechanics.
Handouts
The Two-body Problem.
Solution of Euler's equations in terms of elliptic integrals.
The Legendre Transform.
Details of parametrization of rotation matrix R.
email: bg268 (at) cam.ac.uk