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The Resource Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics, Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom

Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics, Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom

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Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics
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Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics
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Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom
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eng
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We now know that there is much more to classical mechanics than previously suspected. Derivations of the equations of motion, the focus of traditional presentations of mechanics, are just the beginning. This innovative textbook, now in its second edition, concentrates on developing general methods for studying the behavior of classical systems, whether or not they have a symbolic solution. It focuses on the phenomenon of motion and makes extensive use of computer simulation in its explorations of the topic. It weaves recent discoveries in nonlinear dynamics throughout the text, rather than presenting them as an afterthought. Explorations of phenomena such as the transition to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student develop appropriate analytic tools for understanding. The book uses computation to constrain notation, to capture and formalize methods, and for simulation and symbolic analysis. The requirement that the computer be able to interpret any expression provides the student with strict and immediate feedback about whether an expression is correctly formulated. This second edition has been updated throughout, with revisions that reflect insights gained by the authors from using the text every year at MIT. In addition, because of substantial software improvements, this edition provides algebraic proofs of more generality than those in the previous edition; this improvement permeates the new edition
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Sussman, Gerald Jay
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index present
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  • Wisdom, Jack
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Mechanics
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Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics, Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
1. Lagrangian mechanics -- 2. Rigid bodies -- 3. Hamiltonian mechanics -- 4. Phase space structure -- 5. Canonical transformations -- 6. Canonical evolution -- 7. Canonical perturbation theory -- 8. Appendix: scheme -- 9. Appendix: our notation
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7059555
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Second edition
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1 PDF (xxi, 554 pages)
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online
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Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
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9780262326667
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electronic
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remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat07059555
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics, Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Lagrangian mechanics -- 2. Rigid bodies -- 3. Hamiltonian mechanics -- 4. Phase space structure -- 5. Canonical transformations -- 6. Canonical evolution -- 7. Canonical perturbation theory -- 8. Appendix: scheme -- 9. Appendix: our notation
Control code
7059555
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 PDF (xxi, 554 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780262326667
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)mat07059555
  • (IDAMS)0b00006482979702
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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