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Homework Help: Generalized Potential

  1. Aug 31, 2011 #1
    Hello everyone, i'm new at the forum, my questions is about analitical mechanics

    The thing is about finding a generalized potential. I mean, i understand it has to fit in Lagrange-Euler equations and that has to be equal to the generalized force, and then you solve that not so easy differential equation and you get it. I've done a couple of problems just by some trial and error trying to fit some intuitions of what should be the solution. My question is, is there any analitical, more efffective method to get the generalized potential(solve that differential equation)? If so, what is it?

    Thanks in advance
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