## ::Configuration space

### ::concepts

Space::points System::spaces Called::manifold Homotopy::''n'' Define::which Rigid::distinct

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In classical mechanics, the parameters that define the configuration of a system are called *generalized coordinates,* and the vector space defined by these coordinates is called the **configuration space** of the physical system. It is often the case that these parameters satisfy mathematical constraints, which means that the set of actual configurations of the system is a manifold in the space of generalized coordinates. This manifold is called the **configuration manifold** of the system.

**Configuration space sections**

Intro Configuration spaces in physics Configuration spaces in mathematics See also References External links

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