**Lecturer:**Professor Fredrick Olness-

**Office hours:**201 Fondren Science and by appointment **Contact:**Call or leave a message at (214) 768-2500, or

send me e-mail: olness@smu.edu

**Special:***Mathematica*for symbolic and numerical problem solving

**Course Text:***Mechanics;*by H. Goldstein

Publisher: Addison Wesley;

Edition: You may use 2^{nd}or 3^{rd}edition.

**Relevant Web Sites:**To be posted ...

Newton's Laws

D'Alemberts Principle

Lagrange Equations

Principle of least action

Calculus of variations

Kepler problem, and variations

Rigid body mechanics

Groups, Rotation matrices

Small Oscillations

Special Relativity

Hamilton's Equations

Legendre Transformation

Canonical Transformation

Poisson Brackets & connection to QM

Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Canonical Perturbation Theory

Chaos

**Classical Mechanics.**(2^{nd}or 3^{rd}Edition) by Herbert Goldstein**Mechanics,**by Keith R. Symon

A classic! Provides an intuitive introduction to relativity, cosmology, quantum mechanics, and more.**Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems.**by Thornton and Marion**Mathematica for Physics.**by Zimmerman and Olness**Schaum's Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables**