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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.
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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