The physical meaning of Lagrange multipliers


Karabulut H.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0143-0807/27/4/003
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-718

Abstract

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