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written by Michael C. Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose
supported by the National Science Foundation
This set of tutorial materials focuses on explaining the use of the Lagrangian in classical mechanics. In the tutorial, students describe a basic physics problem using a Newtonian notation, then using the Lagrangian, and then compare the two. This material includes a tutorial and example homework.

This is part of a large collection of similar tutorial materials in intermediate classical mechanics.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Bradley Ambrose and Michael Wittmann
NSF Numbers:
0441426
0442388
Keywords:
Lagrangian mechanics, generalized coordinate
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Metadata instance created July 24, 2009 by Bryce Callies
Record Updated:
August 2, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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July 1, 2007
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, (2005), WWW Document, (http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html#Lagrangian).
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M. Wittmann and B. Ambrose, Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: The Lagrangian (2005), <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html#Lagrangian>.
APA Format
Wittmann, M., & Ambrose, B. (2007, July 1). Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: The Lagrangian. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html#Lagrangian
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Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: The Lagrangian. July 1, 2007. http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html#Lagrangian (accessed 24 April 2014).
MLA Format
Wittmann, Michael, and Bradley S. Ambrose. Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials: The Lagrangian. 2005. 1 July 2007. National Science Foundation. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT-GCLagr.html#Lagrangian>.
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