Comments on “A more precise statement of Hamilton's principle”
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Among the problems C. D. Bailey has questioned in a recent paper (Ref. 1) are a precise and general formulation of Hamilton's variational principle and the establishment of a sufficiency criterion for this to be a minimum principle. In this paper, we will try to answer these questions using the geometric theory of classical mechanics.
KeywordsVariational Principle Classical Mechanic Precise Statement Geometric Theory Minimum Principle
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