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Formulations of Classical Mechanics

North, Jill (2019) Formulations of Classical Mechanics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I outline three formulations of classical mechanics, Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics, that are ordinarily seen as fully equivalent—notational variants of a single theory. I point to various differences, both mathematical and metaphysical, that may be significant enough to warrant their being distinct theories.


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North, Jillj.north@rutgers.edu
Keywords: classical mechanics; Hamiltonian mechanics; Lagrangian mechanics; Newtonian mechanics; theoretical equivalence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Jill North
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2019 01:09
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 01:09
Item ID: 15831
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: March 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15831

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