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Physics 325 Spring 2011 Problem Session 11

Physics 325 Spring 2011 Problem Session 11 - (b What is the...

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Physics 325 Spring 2011 Discussion 11 April 25, 2011 A bead of mass m is constrained to move on a parabola z = λtx 2 , where λ is a positive constant. There is a uniform gravity g pointing in the - z direction. (a) How many degrees of freedom are there?
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Unformatted text preview: (b) What is the Lagrangian in terms of generalized coordinates (without constraint)? (c) Find the Hamiltonian. (d) Is the Hamiltonian conserved?...
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