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Dynamics (mechanics)

In mathematics and physics, dynamics is the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.

Elementary Principles

  • Variational principles and Lagrange's equations
  • Two-body central force problem
  • Rigid body kinematics
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Small oscillations
  • Hamilton's equations
  • Canonical transformations
  • Hamilton-Jacobi Theory

Contrast (antonym) with: n./ statics and a./static

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