[LL] = Landau, Lev D., and Evgenij M. Lifshitz. *Mechanics: Course of Theoretical Physics*. Vol. 1. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1976. ISBN: 9780750628969. [Preview with Google Books]

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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1–4 | Lagrangian Mechanics |
[LL] Chapters 1–5: Part I The Equations of Motion. Feynman, Richard P. “The Principle of Least Action.” Chapter 19 in Gray, Charles G., and Edwin F. Taylor. “When Action Is Not Least.” |

5–6 | Conserved Quantities | [LL] Chapters 6–10: Part II Conservation Law. |

7–10 | Orbits and Scattering |
[LL] Chapters 11 and 13–15: Part III Integration of the Equations of Motion. [LL] Chapters 8–19: Part IV Collisions Between Particles. |

11–12 | Oscillations | [LL] Chapters 21–22 and 25–26: Part V Small Oscillations. |

13–14 | Tricky Potentials | [LL] Chapters 30+: Part VI Motion of a Rigid Body. |

15–19 | Hamiltonian Mechanics | [LL] Chapters 40, 42, and 45–46: Part VII The Canonical Equations. |