# Derive Euler Lagrange equations of motion.

• April 11th 2013, 02:51 AM
joeDIT
Derive Euler Lagrange equations of motion.
Does anyone know how to derive the Euler Lagrange equations of motion from Newtons second law $F=ma$. any help would be greatly appreciated. I know it can be done using the principle of least action but would prefer the first Cheers. any links,vids etc all welcome.
• April 13th 2013, 01:24 PM
kezman
Re: Derive Euler Lagrange equations of motion.
It should be on goldsteins book. I dont have a link right now but there should be one on internet.
• April 13th 2013, 07:12 PM
topsquark
Re: Derive Euler Lagrange equations of motion.
Goldstein does have a good derivation. This is also good.

-Dan