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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Daniel
dc.contributor.departmentMathematicsen_US
dc.contributor.programBachelor's Degreeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T20:51:26Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T20:51:26Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.descriptionFrom the Faculty Nominator: Dan's paper was the result of a 6-week semester project in MA 231 (Differential Equations). The assignment was to investigate a particular model of interest whose mathematical description involved a nonlinear differential equation. A history component and detailed analysis of the model were to be included. I felt that Dan's paper went above and beyond my expectations, and truly exhibited a deep level of understanding of the subject.en_US
dc.description.abstract“Hamilton’s Principle and Lagrangian Mechanics” explores an application of differential equations to classical physics. The paper is an introduction to the formulations of mechanics developed by William Rowan Hamilton and Joseph Louis de Lagrange. In certain situations, these approaches are superior to the ubiquitous Newtonian mechanics. The derivation and philosophical underpinning of both Hamilton’s and Lagrange’s method are also discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMark McKibbenen_US
dc.description.urihttp://blogs.goucher.edu/verge/5-2/en_US
dc.format.extent15 p.en_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.genreresearch articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2C44Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/2504
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGoucher College, Baltimore, MD
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerge: the goucher journal of undergraduate writing;5
dc.rightsCollection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain information or permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Goucher Special Collections & Archives at 410-337-6347 or email archives@goucher.edu.
dc.subjectResearch -- Periodicals.en_US
dc.subjectHumanities -- Research -- Periodicals.en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences -- Research -- Periodicals.en_US
dc.titleHamilton's Principle and Lagrangian Mechanicsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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