I can answer questions from Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics. In particular, I can help with derivations and applications of formulas and theorems. Some example topics include stability analysis, deriving equations of motion, Noether's theorem, cart on a pendulum, double pendulum, etc... In general, I won't solve homework problems, but I can give advice on how to approach problems.
I use classical mechanics often for my research in dynamical systems and control theory. In particular, I have experience working with the three body problem and numerical integration of mechanical systems, such as the double pendulum, using Runge-Kutta and variational integrators.
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AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit [2008, 2009]. IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist . For these publications, see http://carlsbad.princeton.edu/~steve/papers/
I earned my B.S. in Mathematics from Caltech in 2006. I am currently a PhD. Candidate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton. I expect to graduate in 2011.
Awards and Honors
Athena-Feron Scholarship Award for Excellence in Mathematical Coursework , Princeton MAE Second Year Fellowship for Research Excellence , Gordon Wu Fellowship [2006-2010], Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship [2003-2005].