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Quick Question in projectile motion (H-J)

  1. Jul 2, 2012 #1
    In Hamilton Jacobi Equation (Projectile in two dimentions [x,y]), Isn't it correct that x is a cyclical coordinate?
     
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  3. Jul 3, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    You could figure that out by considering what "cyclical coordinate" means, then examining your Hamiltonian with this in mind. Of course, you can anticipate the answer from the way that a coordinate becomes non-cyclical.

    The quick answer is: depends.
     
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