Volume 112. Generalized Classical Mechanics and Field Theory

1st Edition

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

Editors:

  • M. de León
  • P.R. Rodrigues
  • 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
    Print ISBN:
    9780444877536
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080872230