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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Andrew D.
dc.date19/05/1998en_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-11-01T21:07:28Z
dc.date.available2004-11-01T21:07:28Z
dc.date.created22/09/1999en_US
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationAnnales Henri Poincaré 1(3), pages 569-605, 2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/42
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dc.description.abstractBy using a suitably general definition of a force, one may geometrically cast the Euler-Lagrange equations in a ``force balance'' form. The key ingredient in such a construction is the Euler-Lagrange 2-force which is a bundle map from the bundle of two-jets into the first contact system. This 2-force can be used as the basis for a geometric presentation of Lagrangian mechanics with external forces and constraints. Also described is the precise correspondence between this 2-force and the Poincaré-Cartan two-form.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleTowards F=ma in a general setting for Lagrangian mechanicsen_US


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