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Symmetries and constraints in generalized Hamiltonian dynamics

Mukunda, N (1976) Symmetries and constraints in generalized Hamiltonian dynamics. In: Annals of Physics, 99 (2). pp. 403-433.

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A general analysis of symmetries and constraints for singular Lagrangian systems is given. It is shown that symmetry transformations can be expressed as canonical transformations in phase space, even for such systems. The relation of symmetries to generators, constraints, commutators, and Dirac brackets is clarified.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Annals of Physics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 06:46
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24020

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