Hamiltonian Dynamics

  • Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 103)

Abstract

The goal of a physical theory is not only to give a precise mathematical formulation of observed phenomena but also to describe these effects with a minimum of fundamental postulates and in the most unified manner possible. Hamilton’s principle, which adopts a variational approach, is, in this sense, more fundamental than the Newtonian formulation.

Keywords

Phase Space Canonical Transformation Representative Point Conjugate Variable Newtonian Formulation 
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References

  1. H. Goldstein, C. Poole, J. Safko, Classical Mechanics, 3rd edn. (Pearson, Upper Saddle River, 2002), Chap. 10 Google Scholar
  2. I. Percival, D. Richards, Introduction to Dynamics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982) Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi
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  1. 1.Dept. MathematicsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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