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Generalized Classical Mechanics and Field Theory

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

1st Edition, Volume 112 - April 1, 2000

Authors: M. de León, P.R. Rodrigues

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
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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… Read more

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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.