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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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