"I must confess that the lectures of these men netted me no perceptible gain. It was obvious that Helmholtz never prepared his lectures properly... Kirchhoff was the very opposite... but it would sound like a memorized text, dry and monotonous."
-Max Planck (Scientific Autobiography and other Papers, p. 15, Williams & Nolgate, London, 1950)
Collected here are a variety of dynamics-related lecture notes, arranged by topic (Check back occasionally as I get these scanned in). I'll be using these notes during class. See syllabus for chronological ordering.
The Two-Body Problem
Figures of EquilibriumAll the .pdf files in one document: The Newton-MacLaurin-Jacobi-Poincare-Darwin-Cartan Fission Hypothesis
All the .pdf files in one document: Derivation of the collisionless Boltzmann Equation
All the .pdf files in one document: Moments of the collisionless Boltzmann Equation -- The Jeans Equations