Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Academic Year  2003 - 2004

The seminar is held in Room 204 in the Shenkar Physics Building, every Monday at 16:00


December 29, 2003

"Geometrical methods in classical mechanics"

Prof. David Khmelnitskii
Dept. of Physics, Cambridge University

    This is a talk not about any original contribution but rather of a pedagogic nature. I begin with the notion of a variational principle, as a substitution for an equation of motion, and with geometrical interpretation of this principle. The end of the story brings a simple answer to the question why the orbits of planets and comets around Sun are closed lines.  

Host: Dr. Ron Lifshitz, x5145
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For more information or for directions to 204 Shenkar please contact: Chava Belson  03-6408300

To suggest potential speakers or register feedback contact:  Ron Lifshitz  03-6405145

Sponsored by:   The Condensed Matter Physics Department, The School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.