canonical coordinates

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canonical coordinates

[kə′nän·ə·kəl kō′ȯrd·ən·əts]
(mathematics)
Any set of generalized coordinates of a system together with their conjugate momenta.
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is the covariant tensor of the canonically conjugate momenta.
defining, respectively, the Hamiltonian function and the conjugate momenta.
Vice-versa, dynamics given by (15) can be reduced by (17) if, and only if, it is possible to define constant conjugate momenta as in (16), i.