Foundations of classical mechanics

A brief overview of the foundations of classical mechanics.

Lecture Notes

  • Classical Mechanics
    • Overview of foundations of classical mechanics
    • Langrangian, Hamiltonian formulation, Noether’s theorem, Poisson brackets and more


  • Goldstein, Poole, and Safko, Classical Mechanics
    • One of the standards, for good reason; very solid and thorough coverage.
  • Landau and Lifshitz, Mechanics (Vol. 1)
    • An older and technical book. A very elegant coverage of classical mechanics. More appropriate at a slightly more advanced level.