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Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics -- A short introduction
Marek Rychlik
1 What does this tutorial teach you?
2 Lagrangian mechanics
2.1 The Lagrangian
2.2 The Lagrangian of the pendulum
2.3 Equations of motion
2.4 Pendulum--Equations of motion
2.5 The meaning of dot
2.6 Lagrangian vs. Newtonian mechanics
3 The variational principle
4 Hamiltonian mechanics
4.1 Generalized momentum and Hamiltonian
4.2 Equations of motion
5 Motion of a body in a rotating coordinate system
5.1 Time-dependent, linear change of variables
5.2 Newtonian case
5.3 Lagrangian case
5.4 A note on the direction of angular velocity
6 Restricted circular three-body problem
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Marek Rychlik
9/2/1997