: a function that describes the state of a dynamic system in terms of position coordinates and their time derivatives and that is equal to the difference between the potential energy and kinetic energy compare hamiltonian

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Recent Examples on the Web Well, the basic idea requires sending the bubbles to the L1 Lagrangian Point. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 9 July 2022

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Word History


Joseph-Louis Lagrange

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lagrangian was in 1929

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“Lagrangian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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