## Geometric Mechanics — 1st Semester 2018/2019
## AnnouncementsThe You can see surprising motions of mechanical systems with nonholonomic constraints here. You see more about the motion of a Lagrange top and its relation to the precession of the Earth's axis 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 28)
- Week 2 (due on October 8)
- Week 3 (due on October 12)
- Week 4 (due on October 19)
- Week 5 (due on October 26)
- Week 6 (due on November 2)
- Week 7 (due on November 9)
- Week 8 (due on November 16)
- Week 9 (due on November 23)
- Week 10 (due on November 30)
- Week 11 (due on December 7)
- Week 12 (due on December 19)
- Week 13 (due on January 16)
- Week 14 (due on January 16)
For more exercises check the course webpages from previous years (mostly in Portuguese): ## Final exams |