Classical Mechanics OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Physics Course by MIT
'Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach' was offered to graduate and advanced undergraduate students pursuing degrees in MIT's Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics Departments. It is now available as OpenCourseWare. The course is concerned with the basic principles of classical mechanics. It places a present day emphasis on qualitative phase space structure.
Classical Mechanics (A Computational Approach): Course Specifics
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Classical Mechanics (A Computational Approach): Course Description
MIT Professors Gerald Sussman (Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering) and Jack Wisdom (Professor of Planetary Sciences) taught the original 'Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach'. The course introduces graduate and advanced undergraduate students, studying in the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Physics or Electric Engineering and Computer Science Department, to basic principles of classical mechanics. This lecturebased course puts a modern emphasis on qualitative phase space structure. It uses ideas of a computational nature to formulate mechanics principles precisely. Computers are extensively employed in the course for symbolic analysis and simulation as well as to capture methods. Major lecture topics include Lagrangian mechanics, rigid bodies, Hamiltonian mechanics, phase space structure, canonical transformations and perturbation theory.
'Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach' OpenCourseWare includes a link to a virtual version of the required text, problem sets and tools. If you think that this course is just what you're looking for, then please visit the classical mechanics fundamental principles course page.
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