Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 345–353 | Cite as

A new method for the construction of a Lagrangian

  • Gao Puyun
  • Guo Zhongheng
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Abstract

In this paper, the necessary condition for the existence of a Lagrangian for the ordered direct analytic representation of a system of second-order ordinary differential equations on a connected domain is given. Under that condition, a new method for the construction of the Lagrangian is proposed. The domain of definition of the constructed Lagrangian might be diminished.

Key Words

Lagrangian mechanics inverse problems 

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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gao Puyun
    • 1
  • Guo Zhongheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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