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A Geometric Setting for Hamiltonian Perturbation Theory (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society)

A Geometric Setting for Hamiltonian Perturbation Theory (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society)

By: Anthony D. Blaom (author)Paperback

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The perturbation theory of non-commutatively integrable systems is revisited from the point of view of non-Abelian symmetry groups. Using a coordinate system intrinsic to the geometry of the symmetry, we generalize and geometrize well-known estimates of Nekhoroshev (1977), in a class of systems having almost $G$-invariant Hamiltonians. These estimates are shown to have a natural interpretation in terms of momentum maps and co-adjoint orbits. The geometric framework adopted is described explicitly in examples, including the Euler-Poinsot rigid body.


Introduction Part 1. Dynamics: Lie-Theoretic preliminaries Action-group coordinates On the existence of action-group coordinates Naive averaging An abstract formulation of Nekhoroshev's theorem Applying the abstract Nekhoroshev's theorem to action-group coordinates Nekhoroshev-type estimates for momentum maps Part 2. Geometry: On Hamiltonian $G$-spaces with regular momenta Action-group coordinates as a symplectic cross-section Constructing action-group coordinates The axisymmetric Euler-Poinsot rigid body Passing from dynamic integrability to geometric integrability Concluding remarks Appendix A. Proof of the Nekhoroshev-Lochak theorem Appendix B. Proof the ${\mathcal W}$ is a slice Appendix C. Proof of the extension lemma Appendix D. An application of converting dynamic integrability into geometric integrability: The Euler-Poinsot rigid body revisited Appendix E. Dual pairs, leaf correspondence, and symplectic reduction Bibliography.

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  • ISBN13: 9780821827208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780821827208
  • ISBN10: 0821827200

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