Volume 112. Generalized Classical Mechanics and Field Theory

1st Edition

A Geometrical Approach of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formalisms Involving Higher Order Derivatives

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Description

The aim of this book is to discuss the present situation of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms involving higher order derivatives. The achievements of differential geometry in formulating a more modern and powerful treatment of these theories is described and an extensive review of the development of these theories in classical language is also given.

Table of Contents

Chapters: I. The Differential Geometry of Higher Order Jets and Tangent Bundles. II. Generalized Classical Mechanics. III. Generalized Field Theory. Appendices.

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1985
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Electronic ISBN:
9780080872230
Print ISBN:
9780444877536

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