I'm a PhD student (not in physics) working on a research problem where I need to use the Lagrangian/Hamiltonian approach for a problem. Suppose I have a particle/object that I can track the location/trajectory of; is it possible for me to derive or enumerate Hamilton's equations for that object? If so, how would one go about doing it?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The end goal would be to get a trajectory in phase space... I've been trying to read quite a few books but it's been tough going and I can't figure out how to solve the actual problem or how to approach it. Is it possible to take a trajectory from (x,y,t) and get a trajectory in phase space (q,p)?

If you could outline how or refer me to a source that makes it easy for those of us who are dummies in physics, I'd really appreciate it! :)

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# Possible to take a trajectory from (x,y,t) and get a trajectory in phase space (q,p)

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