classical mechanics

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Synonyms for classical mechanics

the branch of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion

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He covers the geometry of crystal lattice and its classical dynamics, the mechanics of a one-dimensional crystal, general analysis of vibrations of monatomic and polyatomic lattices, the frequency spectrum and it connection with the Green Function, acoustics and phonon crystals, the quantum mechanics of crystals including the interactions of excitations, and defects, such as point and linear defects, localized vibrations, and elastic fields of dislocations.
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