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Homework Help: Help! lagrange multiplier method

  1. Sep 15, 2008 #1
    How to solve this problem?
    :
    Consider two particles of masses m1 and m2. Let m1 be confined to move on a circle of radius a in the z = 0 plane, centered at x = y = 0. Let m2 be confined to move on a circle of radius b in the z = c plane, centered at x = v = 0. A light (massless) spring of spring constant k is attached between the two particles.

    (a) Find the Lagrangian for the system.
    (b) Solve the problem using Lagrange multipliers and give a physical interpretation
    for each multiplier.

    thanks
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2010 #2
    can any on show me the diagram to illustrate this problem. Thanks
     
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