Motivation for Variational Methods

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Skills You'll Learn

Lagrangian Dynamics, holonomic constraints, D'Alembert's Principle, Hamilton's Extended Principle, multi-body dynamics

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Variational Methods in Analytical Dynamics

Learn to develop the equations of motion for a dynamical system with deformable shapes. Such systems have infinite degrees of freedom and lead to partial differential equations.

Taught By

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    Hanspeter Schaub

    Glenn L. Murphy Chair in Engineering, Professor

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