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Motion of a Heavy Symmetric Top

: John Ogilvie
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Calculus of variations involves finding a derivative of a function with respect to a function, which Maple does not directly support. With simple substitution, we can, however, solve easily a problem of this type without invoking an external library. We use a problem in classical mechanics to illustrate a procedure to solve the Euler-Lagrange equation, which is the most important application of calculus of variations.

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Publish Date: November 05, 2001
Created In: Maple 7
Language: English

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