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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 539–544 | Cite as

Hamilton's law or Hamilton's principle: A response to Ulvi Yurtsever

  • Cecil D. Bailey
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Abstract

The law of varying action and Hamilton's principle of classical mechanics are discussed. It is now clear that the law of varying action, introduced by Hamilton in his papers of 1834 and 1935, was never recognized by either the mathematicians or other scientists who followed him. Why this occurred is discussed in this paper.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecil D. Bailey
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  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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