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How come there's no research in Mechanics? 
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Sep511, 10:44 AM

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In graduate school, research areas such as General relativity, HighEnergy, String Theory, etc exist.
Classical Mechanics is a very important and big field in physics, but how come no one does research in classical mechanics? Is it already a conquered subject? I'm sure there is still research to be done on the optimal solving methods, N system pendulums, Hamiltonian dynamics, etc. Apologies if this sounds asinine. 


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Sep511, 10:50 AM

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Sep511, 10:59 AM

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Newtonian mechanics is an interesting field, but it is pretty well understood. Most of the research goes in to computational methods for designing new machines and structures.



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Sep511, 01:08 PM

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How come there's no research in Mechanics?
The field of Computer Graphics also includes lots of Newtonian Physics. Computational, of course.



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Sep611, 10:22 PM

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It's not quite the same thing, but symplectic geometry grew out of considerations of Hamiltonian mechanics. So, you could say that some mathematicians study a very abstract form of classical mechanics.



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