PHY 820 - Classical Mechanics |
Fall 2012 |

Two-body central force problem, Hamilton's principle, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian equations of motion, variational methods, small oscillations, classical fields.

Lecturer: Pawel
DanielewiczEmail: danielew@msu.edu Phone: (517) 908-7330, 5-9672 x 330 from campus Office: 2057 Cyclotron Office hours: MTu 1:50-2:40pm (or by appointment) |

Email: liuchaoy@msu.edu

Phone: (517)348-5311

Office: 1300 BPS

Office hour: M 3-4pm

**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.