Constraint (classical mechanics)

In this system the box slides down a slope, the constraint is that the box must remain on the slope (it cannot go through it or start flying).

In classical mechanics, a constraint on a system is a parameter that the system must obey. For example, a box sliding down a slope must remain on the slope. There are two different types of constraints: holonomic and non-holonomic.[1]

Types of constraintEdit


  1. ^ Leach, Dr Andrew (2001-01-30). Molecular Modelling: Principles and Applications (2nd ed.). Harlow: Prentice Hall. pp. 369–370. ISBN 9780582382107.