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Symbolic derivation and numerical integration of the equations of motion for constrained dynamical systems using Mathematica

Peder Thusgaard Ruhoff
Organization: Odense University
Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
E. Proestgaard
J. W. Perram
Journal / Anthology

Mathematics with Vision: Proceedings of the First International Mathematica Symposium
Year: 1995
Page range: 317-324

DYNAMICA, a Mathematica package, which can be used to derive and numerically solve the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian equations of motion for classical mechanical systems subject to holonomic constraints is presented. The use of the package will be demonstrated by an application to the simple pendulum.

*Science > Physics > Mechanics