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Essentials of Hamiltonian Dynamics


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1. Fundamentals of classical dynamics; 2. Hamiltonian formalism; 3. Integrable systems; 4. Canonical perturbation theory; 5. Order and chaos in Hamiltonian systems; 6. The swing-spring; Appendix: Mathematica (R) samples; Index.

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Concise and pedagogical textbook that covers all the topics necessary for a graduate-level course in dynamics based on Hamiltonian methods.

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John H. Lowenstein is Professor Emeritus of Physics at New York University and has been conducting research in nonlinear dynamics for more than 20 years. Prior to that, his research focus was in quantum field theory with an emphasis on soluble models and renormalized perturbation theory.


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