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Hamiltonian and constraints

  1. Apr 10, 2015 #1
    Hi there,

    I'm reading on the hamiltonian method and it says we can ignore constraints? Is this true, or am I missing something here, so if we have a constraint in the system we do not have to include it in the final calculation for the equation of motion?

    Hope someone could clear this up, thanks!
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  3. Apr 10, 2015 #2


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    It would be beneficial if you gave a reference and a verbatim quote of the statement. Otherwise we are stabbing in the dark.
  4. Apr 11, 2015 #3
    Nvm, I was wrong! Thanks anyways, we do include the constrain!
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