Venue: Online
Class timings: 11 am-12:30 pm on Wednesdays & Fridays
First meeting: 15th January 2021

Course description: Recap of basics: Central force problems (2-body and 3-body): Dynamical systems basics: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics; Poisson brackets and symplectic structure; Hamilton Jacobi theory; Rigid body motion; Small oscillations; Integrability, Chaos, and Nonlinear-dynamics

Prerequisites: First course in classical mechanics; Ability to write simple programs in any language (c, python, Fortran, etc.)

Books: (a) Goldstein: Classical Mechanics  (b) Jose and Saletan: Classical Dynamics: A Contemporary Approach (c) Reichl: The Transition to Chaos

Course evaluation: Exams (Mid-term and Final) - 50%; Assignments - 50%