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  1. Nov 17, 2013 #1

    I'm reading a paper on foundations of QM where the expression below appeared

    \frac{1}{2}m\left(\frac{d^2 \overrightarrow{r}^2}{dt^2}\right)=m\left(\frac{d^2 \overrightarrow{r}}{dt^2}\right).\overrightarrow{r}+m\left(\frac{d \overrightarrow{r}}{dt}\right)^2

    I cannot identify where it came from. Can you help me?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
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  3. Nov 17, 2013 #2


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    This is not sufficient for our forum. You must make proper citation to your source, as if you're citing it in a paper (i.e. author, journal, volume, pg number, year).

    Yes, we may be just a public forum, but we require such level of citation whenever possible.

  4. Nov 17, 2013 #3

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    \frac{1}{2} m \frac{d}{dt} \frac{d}{dt} \left( \mathbf{r} \cdot \mathbf{r} \right) &= \frac{1}{2} m \frac{d}{dt} \left( \frac{d \mathbf{r}}{dt} \cdot \mathbf{r} + \mathbf{r} \cdot \frac{d \mathbf{r}}{dt} \right)\\
    &= m \frac{d}{dt} \left( \frac{d \mathbf{r}}{dt} \cdot \mathbf{r} \right)\\
    &= m \frac{d^2 \mathbf{r}}{dt^2} \cdot \mathbf{r} +m \frac{d \mathbf{r}}{dt} \cdot \frac{d \mathbf{r}}{dt}
  5. Nov 17, 2013 #4

    A New Stochastic Model of the Causal Interpretation of Quantum Theory on the Development of the Fundamental Concept of Mass
    arXiv.org > quant-ph > arXiv:1311.1836
    Muhamad Darwis Umar
    Eq. 14d
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