(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A particle of mass m is attracted to a force center with the force center with the force of magnitude k/r^{2}. Use plane polar coordinates and find Hamilton’s equations of motion.

2. Relevant equations

(L)agrangian = T-U , U=-[tex]\int[/tex]F dr

3. The attempt at a solution

I can get the Hamiltonian equations of motion but what I am not confident about is the equations for kinetic and potential energy.

Are they correct?

Did I obtain the potential energy equation correctly?

Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.

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# Homework Help: Find Lagrangian and Hamaltonian equations of motion in polar coord.

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