XV. On a general method in dynamics; by which the study of the motions of all free systems of attracting or repelling points is reduced to the search and differentiation of one central relation, or characteristic function

@article{HamiltonXVOA,
  title={XV. On a general method in dynamics; by which the study of the motions of all free systems of attracting or repelling points is reduced to the search and differentiation of one central relation, or characteristic function},
  author={W. Hamilton},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={247 - 308}
}
  • W. Hamilton
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The theoretical development of the laws of motion of bodies is a problem of such interest and importance, that it has engaged the attention of all the most eminent mathematicians, since the invention of dynamics as a mathematical science by Galileo, and especially since the wonderful extension which was given to that science by Newton. Among the successors of those illustrious men, Lagrange has perhaps done more than any other analyst, to give extent and harmony to such deductive researches, by… Expand
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