Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics

Author: V. I. Arnold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475716931

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

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Many different mathematical methods and concepts are used in classical mechanics: differential equations and phase ftows, smooth mappings and manifolds, Lie groups and Lie algebras, symplectic geometry and ergodic theory. Many modern mathematical theories arose from problems in mechanics and only later acquired that axiomatic-abstract form which makes them so hard to study. In this book we construct the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the very beginning; thus, the reader is not assumed to have any previous knowledge beyond standard courses in analysis (differential and integral calculus, differential equations), geometry (vector spaces, vectors) and linear algebra (linear operators, quadratic forms). With the help of this apparatus, we examine all the basic problems in dynamics, including the theory of oscillations, the theory of rigid body motion, and the hamiltonian formalism. The author has tried to show the geometric, qualitative aspect of phenomena. In this respect the book is closer to courses in theoretical mechanics for theoretical physicists than to traditional courses in theoretical mechanics as taught by mathematicians.
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Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics

Author: V.I. Arnol'd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475720637

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

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This book constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining basic problems in dynamics like the theory of oscillations and the Hamiltonian formalism. The author emphasizes geometrical considerations and includes phase spaces and flows, vector fields, and Lie groups. Discussion includes qualitative methods of the theory of dynamical systems and of asymptotic methods like averaging and adiabatic invariance.
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Essays in Mathematics and its Applications

In Honor of Vladimir Arnold

Author: Themistocles M. Rassias,Panos M. Pardalos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331931338X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 663

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This volume, dedicated to the eminent mathematician Vladimir Arnold, presents a collection of research and survey papers written on a large spectrum of theories and problems that have been studied or introduced by Arnold himself. Emphasis is given to topics relating to dynamical systems, stability of integrable systems, algebraic and differential topology, global analysis, singularity theory and classical mechanics. A number of applications of Arnold’s groundbreaking work are presented. This publication will assist graduate students and research mathematicians in acquiring an in-depth understanding and insight into a wide domain of research of an interdisciplinary nature.
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Dynamical Systems by Example

Author: Luís Barreira,Claudia Valls

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030159159

Category: Mathematics

Page: 223

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This book comprises an impressive collection of problems that cover a variety of carefully selected topics on the core of the theory of dynamical systems. Aimed at the graduate/upper undergraduate level, the emphasis is on dynamical systems with discrete time. In addition to the basic theory, the topics include topological, low-dimensional, hyperbolic and symbolic dynamics, as well as basic ergodic theory. As in other areas of mathematics, one can gain the first working knowledge of a topic by solving selected problems. It is rare to find large collections of problems in an advanced field of study much less to discover accompanying detailed solutions. This text fills a gap and can be used as a strong companion to an analogous dynamical systems textbook such as the authors’ own Dynamical Systems (Universitext, Springer) or another text designed for a one- or two-semester advanced undergraduate/graduate course. The book is also intended for independent study. Problems often begin with specific cases and then move on to general results, following a natural path of learning. They are also well-graded in terms of increasing the challenge to the reader. Anyone who works through the theory and problems in Part I will have acquired the background and techniques needed to do advanced studies in this area. Part II includes complete solutions to every problem given in Part I with each conveniently restated. Beyond basic prerequisites from linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, and complex analysis and topology, in each chapter the authors recall the notions and results (without proofs) that are necessary to treat the challenges set for that chapter, thus making the text self-contained.
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Handbook of Dynamical Systems

Author: B. Hasselblatt,A. Katok

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080533445

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1232

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Volumes 1A and 1B. These volumes give a comprehensive survey of dynamics written by specialists in the various subfields of dynamical systems. The presentation attains coherence through a major introductory survey by the editors that organizes the entire subject, and by ample cross-references between individual surveys. The volumes are a valuable resource for dynamicists seeking to acquaint themselves with other specialties in the field, and to mathematicians active in other branches of mathematics who wish to learn about contemporary ideas and results dynamics. Assuming only general mathematical knowledge the surveys lead the reader towards the current state of research in dynamics. Volume 1B will appear 2005.
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Geometric Continuum Mechanics and Induced Beam Theories

Author: Simon R. Eugster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319164953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

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This research monograph discusses novel approaches to geometric continuum mechanics and introduces beams as constraint continuous bodies. In the coordinate free and metric independent geometric formulation of continuum mechanics as well as for beam theories, the principle of virtual work serves as the fundamental principle of mechanics. Based on the perception of analytical mechanics that forces of a mechanical system are defined as dual quantities to the kinematical description, the virtual work approach is a systematic way to treat arbitrary mechanical systems. Whereas this methodology is very convenient to formulate induced beam theories, it is essential in geometric continuum mechanics when the assumptions on the physical space are relaxed and the space is modeled as a smooth manifold. The book addresses researcher and graduate students in engineering and mathematics interested in recent developments of a geometric formulation of continuum mechanics and a hierarchical development of induced beam theories.
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Classical Mechanics

Author: Matthew J. Benacquista,Joseph D. Romano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319687808

Category: Science

Page: 546

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This textbook provides an introduction to classical mechanics at a level intermediate between the typical undergraduate and advanced graduate level. This text describes the background and tools for use in the fields of modern physics, such as quantum mechanics, astrophysics, particle physics, and relativity. Students who have had basic undergraduate classical mechanics or who have a good understanding of the mathematical methods of physics will benefit from this book.
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Towards the Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory

Author: Frédéric Paugam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319045644

Category: Science

Page: 487

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This ambitious and original book sets out to introduce to mathematicians (even including graduate students ) the mathematical methods of theoretical and experimental quantum field theory, with an emphasis on coordinate-free presentations of the mathematical objects in use. This in turn promotes the interaction between mathematicians and physicists by supplying a common and flexible language for the good of both communities, though mathematicians are the primary target. This reference work provides a coherent and complete mathematical toolbox for classical and quantum field theory, based on categorical and homotopical methods, representing an original contribution to the literature. The first part of the book introduces the mathematical methods needed to work with the physicists' spaces of fields, including parameterized and functional differential geometry, functorial analysis, and the homotopical geometric theory of non-linear partial differential equations, with applications to general gauge theories. The second part presents a large family of examples of classical field theories, both from experimental and theoretical physics, while the third part provides an introduction to quantum field theory, presents various renormalization methods, and discusses the quantization of factorization algebras.
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