The Theory of Oscillations. The Variational Principle
It is an experimental fact well-known to physicists that the laws of nature can be described by variational principles. The absence of rational grounds for this fact has generated attempts to interpret it theologically, philosophically, and in other ways, as, for example, in the writings of Voltaire, Maupertuis and others in the collection Variational Principles of Mechanics.
KeywordsPotential Energy Quadratic Form Variational Principle Configuration Space Small Oscillation
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