## Geometric Mechanics - MATH97064

### Aims

This module on geometric mechanics starts with Fermat’s principle, that light rays follow geodesics determined

from a least action variational principle. It then treats subsequent developments in mechanics by Newton, Euler,

Lagrange, Hamilton, Lie, Poincaré, Noether, and Cartan, who all dealt with geometric optics.

### Role

Lecturer

## Geometric Mechanics - MATH97175

### Aims

This module on geometric mechanics starts with Fermat’s principle, that light rays follow geodesics determined

from a least action variational principle. It then treats subsequent developments in mechanics by Newton, Euler,

Lagrange, Hamilton, Lie, Poincaré, Noether, and Cartan, who all dealt with geometric optics.

### Role

Lecturer