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Equilibrium with Lagrangians 
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Nov2612, 11:08 PM

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So let's say we have a mechanical system described by some Lagrangian [itex]L=L(q_i,\dot{q}_i)[/itex], where the q_{i}'s are the generalized coordinates of the system. Does the condition
[tex]\frac{\partial L}{\partial q_i}=0[/tex] give the equilibrium configurations of the system? Intuitively it seems so, but I can't prove it. 


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Nov2612, 11:30 PM

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What is the condition for equilibrium in newtonian mechanics?



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Nov2812, 11:15 AM

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