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Mathematical Physics I: Classical Mechanics   (WS 12/13)

Name Office hours Room
Lectures    Prof. Dr. Yuri B. Suris Wed 14:00 - 15:00 and on appointment MA 827
Tutorial    Dr. Christina Papenfuss                    Tue 10:30 - 12:00 MA 843

This is a course of the Berlin Mathematical School held in English.


Ordinary differential equations, Dynamical Systems, Linear dynamical systems, Stability theory, Calculus of variations, Legendre transformations, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, Geodesic motions, Differentiable manifolds, Symplectic manifolds, Poisson brackets, Canonical transformations, Generating functions.


  • V.I. Arnold, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, Springer-Verlag (1989).
  • V.I. Arnold, Ordinary Differential Equations, MIT Press (1978).
  • A. Knauf, Mathematische Physik: Klassische Mechanik, Springer Verlag (2011).
  • Yu.B. Suris, Skript (in German).


Lectures    Prof. Dr. Yuri B. Suris Tue 14:15 - 15:45 MA 750
   Prof. Dr. Yuri B. Suris Thu 14:15 - 15:45 MA 750
Tutorial    Dr. Christina Papenfuss Tue 12:15 - 13:45 MA 749


  • The next office hour of Christina Papenfuss will be on Monday 19.11.2012, 15:30-16:30 (instead of Tuesday 20.11.2012)
  • The weekly office hour of Christina Papenfuss will be shifted from now on (that is, from the first December week) to Thursday 16:30-17:30.
  • Unfortunately, there will be no lectures on 18.12.2012 and on 20.12.2012 (due to absence of Yuri Suris for a mathematical conference).

Homework sheets

Homework policy

  • To get a certificate for the tutorial, you need to satisfactorily complete 60% of the homework assignments in each semester half and to present the solution of (at least) one homework problem on the blackboard.
  • The homeworks are due weekly at the Tuesday tutorial. No homework will be accepted after the deadline.

Yuri B. Suris . 26.10.2012