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Conserved quantity

In mathematics, a **conserved quantity** of a dynamical system is a function *H* of the dependent variables that is a constant (in other words, conserved) along each trajectory of the system. A conserved quantity can be a useful tool for qualitative analysis. Not all systems have conserved quantities, however the existence has nothing to do with linearity (a simplifying trait in a system) which means that finding and examining conserved quantities can be useful in understanding nonlinear systems.

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