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Topic: Is Wilipedia right?
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archimede plutanium

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Re: Is Wilipedia right?
Posted: Oct 25, 2012 8:10 PM
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On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:45:53 PM UTC-4, Dr J R Stockton wrote:
> Wikipedia page section
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> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point#History_and_concepts>
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> currently contains (please read the page for context, if needed) :
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> "Lagrange, however, wanted to make this simpler. He did so with a simple
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> hypothesis: The trajectory of an object is determined by finding a path
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> that minimizes the action over time. This is found by subtracting the
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> potential energy from the kinetic energy. With this way of thinking,
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> Lagrange re-formulated the classical Newtonian mechanics to give rise
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> to Lagrangian mechanics."
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> Lagrange's only writing relevant to the Points is in chapters 1 and 2 of
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> <http://www.ltas-vis.ulg.ac.be/cmsms/uploads/File/Lagrange_essai_3corps.pdf>
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> which is translated in <http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/essai-3c.htm>.
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> QUESTION : Is that Wikipedia paragraph correct, or is it wrong? GRANTED (I
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> suppose) that Lagrange did find/use minimisation of action; but the question
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> is whether he did so IN THAT WORK.
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> I cannot see it myself; but it's a long time since I was taught such things.
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> I is plutonium archimedis. please e-mail me at:


plutonium.archimedes@gmail.com
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> --
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> (c) John Stockton, nr London, UK. Mail via homepage. Turnpike v6.05 MIME.
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> Web <http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/> - FAQqish topics, acronyms and links;
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> Astro stuff via astron-1.htm, gravity0.htm ; quotings.htm, pascal.htm, etc..





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