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Variational principles

  • V. I. Arnold
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 60)

Abstract

In this chapter we show that the motions of a newtonian potential system are extremals of a variational principle, “Hamilton’s principle of least action.”

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Arnold
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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