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Otherwise, if Ldt = dλ, t h e n A [ q ] = λ 2 – λ 1 and the functional does not distinguish between the different paths and the action function of the system from x 1 to x 2 , A(x 1 , x 2 ) = λ (x2 ) – λ(x1 ) is expressed in terms of the potential function λ (x), and is thus, path independent. I f λ (x) is a real function defined on the kinematical space X of a Lagrangian system with action function A( x1 , x 2 ), then the function A' ( x 1 , x 2 ) = A ( x 1 , x 2 ) + λ ( x2 ) – λ ( x 1 ) is another action function equivalent to A (x1 , x 2 ).

But if the system is elementary, we take as an assumption that the modifications of the observables produced by the dynamics can be compensated by a change of inertial reference frame. Then, given an observer O, it is always possible to find at instant another inertial observer O’ that measures the value of an essential observable A' with ≡ A . , A' system is not elementary, this will not be possible in general because the external interaction might change its internal structure, and thus it will not be possible to compensate the modification of the observable by a simple change of inertial observer.

55) We see that the Noether constants of the motion N α are finally expressed in terms of the functions Fi and their time derivatives, of the (s ) functions M i α that represent the way the different kinematical variables transform under infinitesimal transformations, and of the functions B α which, as we shall see below, are related to the exponents of the group GENERAL FORMALISM 31 G. Functions Fi and their time derivatives are homogeneous functions of zero degree in terms of the derivatives of the kinematical variables i.