constant of motion

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constant of motion

[′kän·stənt əv ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
A dynamical variable of a system which remains constant in time.
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For atomic and molecular systems, his calculation is based on the fact that the wave function and geometric elements of the wave described by the Schrodinger equation are mathematical objects that describe the same physical system and depend on its constants of motion.
The first four chapters contain extended reviews of the main results on dynamical symmetries and corresponding constants of motion in non-relativistic and relativistic classical mechanics and non-relativistic quantum mechanics.
The constants of motion E and L are found from the boundary conditions of the system, i.