Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

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c. Make a change of coordinates to a coordinate system with center of mass coordinates , , angle , distance between the particles , and tension force . Write the Lagrangian in these coordinates, and write the Lagrange equations.

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When and ,

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Let and since ,

Since and cannot be both zero at the same time,

Put ,

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