Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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video - Introduction to Lagrangian
Purpose:To demonstrate that inherently one dimensional motion can be very hard to describe using Newtonian (vector) equations.
Slide the balls along the bent string and make students shudder in horror thinking about describing it in Cartesian coordinates.