Foundations of Physics

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 129–136 | Cite as

An extension of the Gauss-Hertz principle

  • Richard L. Moore


The Gauss-Hertz principle is extended by the use of existence conditions (or constraints) to obtain a hierarchy of differential equations which include all classical equations of continuum mechanics (including electrodynamics) and the harmonic oscillator potential as well.


Differential Equation Classical Equation Harmonic Oscillator Existence Condition Oscillator Potential 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Army Armament CommandRock Island

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