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Unformatted text preview: resonance, 2 DOF systems, motion in central fields and application to molecular dynamics, control of classical dynamical systems, Lagrangian mechanics: variational principles and Euler-Lagrange equations, Legendre transform, equivalence of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, volume preservation, chaos and ergodic theory, rigid body motion. Recommended Literature: McCauley, J. L.: Classical Mechanics; Transformations, Flows, Integrable and Chaotic Dynamics Wiggins, S.: Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos Arnold, V. I.: Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics...
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2010 for the course ME 201 taught by Professor Mezic,i during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
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