Configuration space

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The configuration space is the space of the generalized coordinates of a system, e.g. B. classical mechanics . The dimension of the configuration space is the number of independent degrees of freedom of the system. Any actual movement can be projected from the state space into the configuration space. The configuration space is important e.g. B. in robotics .

The state of a mechanical system cannot be fully described by specifying a point in the configuration space; in addition to the generalized coordinates, the associated generalized impulses must also be specified . Altogether one specifies a point of the phase space in this way .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Nolting: Analytical Mechanics . Springer, 2011, ISBN 978-3-642-12950-6 , pp. 7th ff., 61 ff . ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. ^ Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole, Jr., John L. Safko, Sr .: Classical Mechanics . John Wiley & Sons, 2012, ISBN 3-527-66207-3 , pp. 25 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  3. Wolfgang Nolting: Basic Course Theoretical Physics 2 . Springer, 2006, ISBN 3-540-30660-9 , pp. 121 ff . ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  4. Uni Lübeck lecture script (PDF file 2.48 MB)