## Geometric Mechanics — 1st Semester 2016/2017
## AnnouncementsThe You can see surprising motions of mechanical systems with nonholonomic constraints here. You can see the motion of a Lagrange top and its relation with the precession of the equinoxes here. You can see examples of the instability of free rigid body rotations about the intermediate axis here. ## Syllabus
## Bibliography
- Godinho and Natário, An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
- Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
- Marsden and Ratiu, Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry
- Oliva, Geometric Mechanics
- Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity
## Grading Policy
## Homework- Week 1 (due on September 27)
- Week 2 (due on October 4)
- Week 3 (due on October 11)
- Week 4 (due on October 18)
- Week 5 (due on October 25)
- Week 6 (due on November 3)
- Week 7 (due on November 10)
- Week 8 (due on November 15)
- Week 9 (due on November 22)
- Week 10 (due on November 29)
- Week 11 (due on December 6)
- Week 12 (due on December 13)
- Week 13 (due on January 11)
For more exercises check the course webpages from previous years (mostly in Portuguese): ## Final exams |