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AuthorKozlov, V. V. author
TitleDynamical Systems X [electronic resource] : General Theory of Vortices / by V. V. Kozlov
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06800-7
Descript VIII, 184 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The English teach mechanics as an experimental science, while on the Continent, it has always been considered a more deductive and a priori science. Unquestionably, the English are right. * H. Poincare, Science and Hypothesis Descartes, Leibnitz, and Newton As is well known, the basic principles of dynamics were stated by Newยญ ton in his famous work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, whose publication in 1687 was paid for by his friend, the astronomer Halley. In essence, this book was written with a single purpose: to prove the equivalence of Kepler's laws and the assumption, suggested to Newton by Hooke, that the acceleration of a planet is directed toward the center of the Sun and decreases in inverse proportion to the square of the distance between the planet and the Sun. For this, Newton needed to systematize the principles of dynamics (which is how Newton's famous laws appeared) and to state the "theory of fluxes" (analysis of functions of one variable). The principle of the equality of an action and a counteraction and the inverse square law led Newton to the theory of gravitation, the interaction at a distance. In addition, Newยญ ton discussed a large number of problems in mechanics and mathematics in his book, such as the laws of similarity, the theory of impact, special variยญ ational problems, and algebraicity conditions for Abelian integrals. Almost everything in the Principia subsequently became classic. In this connection, A. N


CONTENT

1. Hydrodynamics, Geometric Optics, and Classical Mechanics -- 2. General Vortex Theory -- 3. Geodesics on Lie Groups with a Left-Invariant Metric -- 4. Vortex Method for Integrating Hamilton Equations -- Supplement 1: Vorticity Invariants and Secondary Hydrodynamics -- Supplement 2: Quantum Mechanics and Hydrodynamics -- Supplement 3: Vortex Theory of Adiabatic Equilibrium Processes -- References


Physics Mathematical analysis Analysis (Mathematics) Geometry Mechanics Statistical physics Dynamical systems Physics Mechanics Analysis Geometry Statistical Physics Dynamical Systems and Complexity



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