VII. Second essay on a general method in dynamics

  title={VII. Second essay on a general method in dynamics},
  author={William Rowan Sir Hamilton},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={144 - 95}
  • W. Hamilton
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The former Essay contained a general method for reducing all the most important problems of dynamics to the study of one characteristic function, one central or radical relation. It was remarked at the close of that Essay, that many eliminations required by this method in its first conception, might be avoided by a general transformation, introducing the time explicitly into a part S of the whole characteristic function V; and it is now proposed to fix the attention chiefly on this part S, and… 

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