The physical meaning of Lagrange multipliers


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Karabulut H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.27, no.4, pp.709-718, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0143-0807/27/4/003
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-718
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

A rule to assign a physical meaning to Lagrange multipliers is discussed. Examples from mechanics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics are given.