canonical momentum


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canonical momentum

[kə′nän·ə·kəl mə′ment·əm]
(mechanics)
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where canonical momentum in a gravitational field is p = [m.
partial derivative]/[partial derivative]r, instead of canonical momentum, p.
A Lagrangian is associated with the particle from which the canonical momentum is derived.