Foundations of Physics

, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp 1433–1443 | Cite as

Filed Approach to Classical Mechanics

  • A. GerstenEmail author

We show that in classical mechanics the momentum may depend only on the coordinates and can thus be considered as a field. We formulate a special Lagrangian formalism as a result of which the momenta satisfy differential equations which depend only on the coordinates. The solutions correspond to all possible trajectories. As a bonus the Hamilton-Jacobi equation results in a very simple way.


momentum field classical mechanics Hamilton-Jacobi equation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCity College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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