Chapter 13 Hamiltonian Mechanics

Classical Mechanics II

Classical Mechanics is Physics I the way that Newton envisioned. It requires a solid understanding of the math courses up through Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. The most important topic in this course is the Hamiltonian. 

The prerequisites for this course are: Differential Equations, and Classical Mechanics I

This course is a co- or prerequisite for: Quantum Mechanics I

Book resources 

Section 13.1 - The Basic Variables

Section 13.2 - Hamilton's Equations for One-Dimensional Systems

Section 13.3 - Hamilton's Equations in Several Dimensions

Section 13.4 - Ignorable Coordinates

Section 13.5 - Lagrange's Equations vs. Hamilton's Equations

Section 13.6 - Phase-Space Orbit

Section 13.7 - Liouville's Theorem