PHY 820 - Classical Mechanics
Two-body central force problem, Hamilton's principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian equations of motion, variational methods, small oscillations, classical fields.
Phone: (517) 908-7330, 5-9672 x 330 from campus
Office: 2057 Cyclotron
Office hours: MTu 1:50-2:40pm (or by appointment)
Required Textbook: Classical Mechanics*, Herbert Goldstein, Charles Poole and John Safko, 2002, 3rd edition
Publisher: Addison Wesley
ISBN-10: 0201657023, ISBN-13: 978-0201657029
Other Potentially Useful Texts:
More concise: Mechanics*, L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz; Classical Mechanics: A Modern Pespective, V. D. Barger and M. G. Olsson
Some topics more expanded: Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach*, J. V. Jose and E. J. Saletan
*On reserve at the Engineering Library.