Monthly Archives: December 2010

Integration by parts

I was watching one of Leonard Susskind’s lectures on Satistical Mechanics and he mentioned an interesting way to integrate. He was deriving Stirling’s approximation for and had to evaluate You can do it by parts of course letting and . … Continue reading

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Geometric Mechanics

I’m thrilled to say that I’m going to be able to take a readings course on mechanics next semester with a math professor. I’m going to follow along in Jose’s and Saletan’s [J,S] text Classical Dyanmics and supplement it with … Continue reading

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Ever learn something really neat (in mathematics/physics) and want to share it? I certainly have and with any luck this will be the place for it. Those tidbits or alternative approaches to a homework. Those questions, connections or curiosities will … Continue reading

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