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+ | <blockquote>[E]verybody loves Hamilton’s equations: there are just two, and they summarize the entire essence of classical mechanics. | ||

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+ | <cite>[[https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/classical-mechanics-versus-thermodynamics-part-1/|John Baez]]</cite></blockquote> | ||

<blockquote>You get equations like Hamilton's whenever a system *extremizes something subject to constraints*. A moving particle minimizes action; a box of gas maximizes entropy. <cite>[[https://twitter.com/johncarlosbaez/status/1065715514381557761|John Baez]]</cite></blockquote> | <blockquote>You get equations like Hamilton's whenever a system *extremizes something subject to constraints*. A moving particle minimizes action; a box of gas maximizes entropy. <cite>[[https://twitter.com/johncarlosbaez/status/1065715514381557761|John Baez]]</cite></blockquote> |

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