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What is Hamiltonian in classical mechanics?

The Hamiltonian formulation of classical mechanics. The Lagrangian formulation of mechanics will be useful later when we study the Feynman path integral. The Hamiltonian of a system is defined to be the sum of the kinetic and potential energies expressed as a function of positions and their conjugate momenta.

In respect to this, what is a Hamiltonian function?

Hamiltonian function. physics. Alternative Title: Hamiltonian. Hamiltonian function, also called Hamiltonian, mathematical definition introduced in 1835 by Sir William Rowan Hamilton to express the rate of change in time of the condition of a dynamic physical system—one regarded as a set of moving particles.

What is meant by Hamiltonian of the system?

In physics, this dynamical system describes the evolution of a physical system such as a planetary system or an electron in an electromagnetic field. These systems can be studied in both Hamiltonian mechanics and dynamical systems theory.
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