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Hamiltonian (ˌhæməlˈtəʊnɪən Pronunciation for Hamiltonian (physics) (mathematics)



  1. a mathematical function of the coordinates and momenta of a system of particles used to express their equations of motion
  2. a mathematical operator that generates such a function H


  1. denoting or relating to Sir William Rowan Hamilton, or to the theory of mechanics or mathematical operator devised by him

Example Sentences Including 'Hamiltonian'

A great president But his core vision is a mix of Jacksonian and Hamiltonian in my view.
Globe and Mail (2003)
As a Hamiltonian , I would obviously love to see the team come to the Coliseum," she said yesterday.
Globe and Mail (2003)
`What a relief to have dinner with a man who actually knows what a Hamiltonian operator is.
New Scientist (1998)


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