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Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics

Author: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Meinhard E Mayer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An innovative textbook that emphasizes the development of practical intellectual tools to support the analysis of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Meinhard E Mayer
ISBN: 0262194554 9780262194556
OCLC Number: 45223598
Description: xxi, 534 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lagrangian mechanics --
Rigid bodies --
Hamiltonian mechanics --
Phase space structure --
Canonical transformations --
Canonical perturbation theory.
Responsibility: Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom with Meinhard E. Mayer.

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