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Feb23-12, 02:58 PM
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Quote Quote by FeX32 View Post
The Lagrangian can be expressed about any coordinate that can be written in the form:
Where [itex] L [/itex] is the Lagrangian (kinetic energy - potential energy)
I may be being blindingly stupid here, but I don't see how that answers my original question. What is it about the position and velocity components of a free particle which means they cannot fit that equation?