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Author Prokhorov, Lev V.

Title Hamiltonian Mechanics of Gauge Systems
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (486 pages)
Series Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Contents Cover; HAMILTONIAN MECHANICS OF GAUGE SYSTEMS; CAMBRIDGE MONOGRAPHS ON MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Hamiltonian formalism; 1.1 Hamilton's principle of stationary action; 1.1.1 Poincaré equations; 1.1.2 The existence of a Lagrangian for a dynamical system; 1.2 Hamiltonian equations of motion; 1.3 The Poisson bracket; 1.4 Canonical transformations; 1.5 Generating functions of canonical transformations; 1.6 Symmetries and integrals of motion; 1.6.1 Noether's theorem; 1.6.2 Integrals of motion and symmetry groups; 1.7 Lagrangian formalism for Grassmann variables
1.15 Hamiltonian mechanics. Recent developments2 Hamiltonian path integrals; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Preliminary remarks; 2.1.2 Quantization; 2.2 Hamiltonian path integrals in quantum mechanics; 2.2.1 Definition of the Hamiltonian path integral; 2.2.2 Lagrangian path integrals; 2.3 Non-standard terms and basic equivalence rules; 2.3.1 Non-standard terms; 2.3.2 Basic equivalence rules; 2.3.3 Basic integrals in curvilinear coordinates. Lagrangian basic equivalence rules; 2.4 Equivalence rules; 2.4.1 Hamiltonian equivalence rules; 2.4.2 Lagrangian equivalence rules
1.8 Hamiltonian formalism for Grassmann variables1.9 Hamiltonian dynamics on supermanifolds; 1.10 Canonical transformations on symplectic supermanifolds; 1.10.1 Hamilton-Jacobi theory; 1.11 Noether's theorem for systems on supermanifolds; 1.11.1 Supersymmetry; 1.12 Non-canonical transformations; 1.13 Examples of systems with non-canonical symplectic structures; 1.13.1 A particle with friction; 1.13.2 q-Oscillator; 1.14 Some generalizations of the Hamiltonian dynamics; 1.14.1 Nambu Mechanics; 1.14.2 Lie-Poisson symplectic structure; 1.14.3 Non-symplectic structures
2.5 Rules for changing the base point2.5.1 Ambiguities of the formal expression (2.8); 2.5.2 Rules for changing the base point; 2.6 Canonical transformations and Hamiltonian path integrals; 2.6.1 Preliminary remarks; 2.6.2 Change of variables in Lagrangian path integrals. Coordinates topologically equivalent to Cartesian coordinates; 2.6.3 Canonical and unitary transformations; 2.6.4 Canonical transformations of the Hamiltonian path integrals; 2.7 Problems with non-trivial boundary conditions; 2.7.1 A particle in an infinite well; 2.7.2 A particle in a disk
2.7.3 General problems with zero boundary conditions2.7.4 A particle in the potential qk; 2.7.5 Topologically nontrivial coordinates; 2.8 Quantization by the path integral method; 2.8.1 Lagrangian formalism; 2.8.2 Hamiltonian formalism; 3 Dynamical systems with constraints; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Comparison of the Lagrange and d'Alambert methods for constrained dynamics; 3.2 A general analysis of dynamical systems with constraints; 3.2.1 The Hamiltonian formalism; 3.2.2 Examples of systems with constraints; 3.2.3 The Lagrangian formalism; 3.3 Physical variables in systems with constraints
Summary An introduction to Hamiltonian mechanics of systems with gauge symmetry for graduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics
Notes 3.3.1 The extended group of gauge transformations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-462) and index
Notes English
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Subject Gauge invariance.
Hamiltonian systems.
Form Electronic book
Author Shabanov, Sergei V.
LC no. 2012359977
ISBN 0511976208 (ebook)
052189512X (hardback)
1139190598 (electronic bk.)
9780511976209 (ebook)
9780521895125 (hardback)
9781139190596 (electronic bk.)