Dynamical systems and anholonomic constraints

Hartley, David and Tucker, Robin and Tuckey, P. A. (1993) Dynamical systems and anholonomic constraints. Vistas in Astronomy, 37. pp. 265-268. ISSN 0083-6656

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The Dirac analysis of constrained Hamiltonian mechanics is one of the conventional precursors to the quantisation of classical systems. We reformulate this analysis in the language of exterior differential systems, starting from the Lagrangian, moving through the generation of primary and secondary constraints and leading to the construction of symmetry generators for gauge symmetries. This reformulation extends the procedure to systems involving anholonomic elements.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Vistas in Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3103
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 74979
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 14:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 18:40
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/74979

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