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Why Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    Dear all,
    could please give my some links or references to material that justifies the mathematical and physical reasons for introducing these two formalisms in mechanics?

    Thanks.

    Goldbeetle
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    They make some problems easier to solve. Some people would add that they place the foundations of mechanics on more solid gound.
     
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