Hamilton’s Principle

  • Reinhardt M. Rosenberg
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG)


If a particle P r of mass m r moves with velocity r relative to an inertial reference frame, the quantity
$${T^r = {\frac {1}{2}} m_r {\dot x^r} \cdot {\dot x^r} } = {{\frac {1}{2}} m_r ({\dot x^r})^2 }$$
is called its kinetic energy.


Nonholonomic System Virtual Displacement Rest Point Holonomic System Applicable Form 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhardt M. Rosenberg
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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