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Rigid Body Lagrangians 
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Oct2508, 01:20 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
two particles, [tex]m_{1}[/tex], and [tex]m_{2}[/tex] are connected together by a thin masses rod of length d. The system moves under a uniform potential function [tex]U(r_{1}^{\rightarrow}, r_{2}^{\rightarrow})[/tex]. What is the Kinetic energy of the system in cartesian coordinates? 2. Relevant equations The constraint equation we were given: [tex]f(r_{1}^{\rightarrow}, r_{2}^{\rightarrow}) = r_{1}^{\rightarrow}, r_{2}^{\rightarrow} = d [/tex] 3. The attempt at a solution I am not sure how to approach the problem, any hints on how I can start this would be great! 


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