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|Definition:||Function arising from the Hamiltonian approach to mechanics which characterizes the total energy of a system as a function of generalized coordinates and momenta and can be used to obtain the dynamical equations of motion of the system. (Consult an intermediate or advanced mechanics text for more info.)|