Phase Space and Phase Portrait

This chapter provides an introduction of phase space and phase portrait. Topics include introduction of canonical coordinates of a system; trajectory curves of a system for a given period of time; phase portraits of free fall, simple harmonic, and pendulum motions; motion equations of linear systems; 2-D homogeneous linear systems.

What Is Phase Space

What Is Phase Portrait

Phase Portrait of Simple Harmonic Motion

Phase Portrait of Pendulum Motion

Motion Equations of Linear Systems

Phase Portraits of 2-D Homogeneous Linear Systems


Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Space

 Introduction of Frame of Reference

 Introduction of Time

 Introduction of Speed

 Newton's Laws of Motion

 Introduction of Special Relativity

 Time Dilation in Special Relativity

 Length Contraction in Special Relativity

 The Relativity of Simultaneity

 Introduction of Spacetime

 Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams

 Introduction of Hamiltonian

 Introduction of Lagrangian

 Introduction of Generalized Coordinates

Phase Space and Phase Portrait


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