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What is meant by Lagrangian of a dynamical system?

  1. Oct 14, 2009 #1
    What is meant by Lagrangian of a dynamical system?
    Explain the same for N particle system.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2
    Re: lagrangian

    the lagrangian is interpreted as the "action" of a system:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_(physics [Broken])
     
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