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Lagrangian & Noether's thm

  1. Feb 28, 2007 #1

    quasar987

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    I have this question here from last year's exam that goes

    "Use Noether's theorem to show that the angular momentum is conserved when the lagrangian is invariant under rotations."

    I just want to know if this is true in the most general case, or if there are some restrictions somewhere not mentioned in the question.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2007 #2

    dextercioby

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    Yes, you'd have to check for infinitesimal rotations.
     
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