- #1
Ahmed1029
- 109
- 40
In case of P holonomic constraints and N particles, I have 3N-P degrees of freedom and I have to look for 3N-P generalized coordinates if I want them to vary independently, but what about non-holonomic constraints? I know if I have N particles and P non-holonomic constraints, I still need 3N coordinates to completely describe the mechanical system, but do those 3N coordinates vary independently?(assume I'm talking about any set of coordinates, not just cartesian)