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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose
supported by the National Science Foundation
This set of tutorial materials explores the development and use of generalized coordinates and the Lagrangian in classical mechanics. Students explore the development and utility of using general coordinates to describe physical problems with constraints. They analyze a basic physics problem using a Newtonian notation, then using the Lagrangian, and then compare the two. This material includes a tutorial and example homework.

This is part of a large collection of similar tutorial materials in intermediate classical mechanics.
2 supplemental documents are available
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- General
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NSF Numbers:
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Keywords:
Lagrangian mechanics, coordinate constraints, generalized coordinate, problem solving strategy
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Metadata instance created July 24, 2009 by Bryce Callies
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June 23, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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July 1, 2007
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, (2005), WWW Document, (http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html).
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Generalized Coordinates and Lagrangians (2005), <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html>.
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Wittmann, M., & Ambrose, B. (2007, July 1). Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Generalized Coordinates and Lagrangians. Retrieved September 10, 2024, from http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Generalized Coordinates and Lagrangians. July 1, 2007. http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html (accessed 10 September 2024).
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: Generalized Coordinates and Lagrangians. 2005. 1 July 2007. National Science Foundation. 10 Sep. 2024 <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html>.
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