Minimal interpretation of the leastaction principle
Abstract
The variational approach to the leastaction principle is discussed. Attention is given to the natural limits of comparison trajectories in the MaupertuisEuler principle framework. It is shown that in classical mechanics problems rectilinearization of space leading to least action in the whole is always independent of straightpath field structure. Some examples involving the motion of a free material point are discussed.
 Publication:

Akademiia Nauk SSSR Doklady
 Pub Date:
 September 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979DoSSR.248..553V
 Keywords:

 Classical Mechanics;
 Dynamic Characteristics;
 Mathematical Models;
 Minima;
 Variational Principles;
 Functionals;
 Spheres;
 Theorem Proving;
 Weierstrass Functions;
 Physics (General)