© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The aim of this chapter is to provide a solution of the inverse problem of the constrained Lagrangian mechanics which can be stated as follows: Determine for a given natural mechanical system with N degrees of freedom the most general field of forces depending only on the positions and satisfying a given set of constraints with are linear in the velocities. This statement of the inverse problem for constrained Lagrangian systems is new.
|Title of host publication||Progress in Mathematics|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|