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Question number: 1
» Classical Mechanics » System of Particles » Generalised Coordinates and Momenta
Appeared in Year: 2012
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Using D’ Alembert’s principle, show that the following relation can be obtained for a system of particles under generalized coordinates,
What is the significance of ? (Paper1) (section – A)
Explanation
 The mathematical statement of D’ Alembert’s principle is given as,
 Transform D’ Alembert’s principle into expressions containing independent generalized coordinates only.
 Equation (2), gives an infinitesimal virtual displacement at particular instant . We can see that the variation with respec
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Question number: 2
» Classical Mechanics » System of Particles » Cyclic Coordinates
Appeared in Year: 2012
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Express Lagrange’s equation of motion for the cyclic coordinate and show that the result leads to the general conservation theorem for the generalized momentum coordinates. (Paper  1) (Section – A)
Question number: 3
» Classical Mechanics » System of Particles » Generalised Coordinates and Momenta
Appeared in Year: 2012
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Starting with Newton’s second law of motion, establish D’ Alembert’s principle and discuss its significance? (Paper1) (Section –A)
Explanation

Let consider a system described by generalized coordinates . And this system undergoes a certain displacement in configuration space. If for this displacement it does not take any time and it is consistent with the constraints on the system. This kind of displacement is called virtual.

In virtual displacement there is no act
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Question number: 4
» Classical Mechanics » System of Particles » Constraints
Appeared in Year: 2010
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How can one introduce the constraints of motion through the concept of generalized coordinate systems? Write down the set of transformation equations for a system of particles relating the generalized coordinates with real coordinates. (Section A)
Explanation

In mechanics, mostly problems can be reduced by solving differential equation, which consist of all the forces acting on a system. A such equation is given by,

As we know, all mechanical systems have constraint force acting on them to some degree. A constrain in which the equations connecting the coordinates of the pa
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