Euler-Lagrange equations for variational problems on space curves

Peter Hornung

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Abstract

We derive the Euler-Lagrange equations for a large class of variational problems on curves. Our result generalizes a recent result obtained in the literature. Moreover, it is simple and self-contained. It directly yields Euler-Lagrange equations in the form of equilibrium equations for the internal force and moment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number066603
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2010

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