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Tolman, “The Principles of Statistical Mechanics, Chapter 1, Part 1

Survey of classical mechanics: Generalized coordinates and momenta. Lagrangian equations. Derivation of Hamilton’s equations from Lagrangian. Poisson brackets. Hamilton as representing invariant E under time for conservative systems.

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