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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
S G Rajeev |

ISBN: | 9780191775154 0191775150 1299848362 9781299848368 |

OCLC Number: | 967258751 |

Description: | 1 online resource : illustrations. |

Contents: | The variational principle -- Conservation laws -- The simple pendulum -- The Kepler problem -- The rigid body -- Geometric theory of ordinary differential equations -- Hamilton's principle -- Geodesics -- Hamilton-Jacobi theory -- Integrable systems -- The three body problem -- The restricted three body problem -- Magnetic fields -- Poisson and symplectic manifolds -- Discrete time -- Dynamics in one real variable -- Dynamics on the complex plane -- KAM theory. |

Responsibility: | S.G. Rajeev. |

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Rajeev approaches his choice of topics and organization from the point of view of one who is intimately familiar with modern physics. Although he starts from very elementary classical mechanics, he nevertheless does not shy away from sophisticated mathematical tools, such as elliptic functions, which he develops from scratch. This book should be of interest to many physics graduate students and researchers in physics, as well as to many mathematicians. * Leonard Gross, Cornell University * Sarada Rajeev has produced a masterpiece which is as steeped in tradition as it is modern in outlook. The book is a minimalist's dream, unleashing on the unsuspecting reader a treasure trove of novel results within its slender frame. The informal yet stimulating narrative, the excellent choice of topics, and the lucid explanations truly make the book a connoisseur's delight. * V. V. Sreedhar, Chennai Mathematical Institute * hhe book appears to be well suited to serve the intended role of introducing physics students to mechanics and making clear to them the relevance of the subject for modern physics; but it will also be useful to mathematics students to understand that the subject is relevant and alive well beyond the classical realms of applications and/or abstract mathematical developments. * Giuseppe Gaeta, Zentralblatt Math * Read more...

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