Author | Muniz Oliva, Waldyr. author |
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Title | Geometric Mechanics [electronic resource] / by Waldyr Muniz Oliva |

Imprint | Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2002 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b84214 |

Descript | XII, 276 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

Geometric Mechanics here means mechanics on a pseudo-riemannian manifold and the main goal is the study of some mechanical models and concepts, with emphasis on the intrinsic and geometric aspects arising in classical problems. The first seven chapters are written in the spirit of Newtonian Mechanics while the last two ones as well as two of the four appendices describe the foundations and some aspects of Special and General Relativity. All the material has a coordinate free presentation but, for the sake of motivation, many examples and exercises are included in order to exhibit the desirable flavor of physical applications

CONTENT

Introduction -- Differentiable manifolds -- Vector fields, differential forms and tensor fields -- Pseudo-riemannian manifolds -- Newtonian mechanics -- Mechanical systems on riemannian manifolds -- Mechanical Systems with non-holonomic constraints -- Hyperbolicity and Anosov systems -- Vakonomic mechanics -- Special relativity -- General relativity -- Appendix A: Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism -- Appendix B: Mรถbius transformations and the Lorentz group -- Appendix C: Quasi-Maxwell equations -- Appendix D: Viscosity solutions and Aubry-Mather theory

Physics
Dynamics
Ergodic theory
Physics
Theoretical Mathematical and Computational Physics
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory