Sliding Block on a Movable Wedge — Solution Using Lagrangian Mechanics

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Photo: Rhett Allain. A block sliding down a movable wedge.
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  • That constant y-value, y0, doesn’t matter here since it’s a constant and goes away when I take the derivative.
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