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Not So Classical Mechanics – Unexpected Constants of the Motion
Canadian Journal of Physics
  • James Thomas Wheeler, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
DOI
10.1139/p05-003
Arxiv Identifier
arXiv:physics/0511054v1
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Abstract
A survey of topics of recent interest in Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamical systems, including accessible discussions of regularization of the central force problem; inequivalent Lagrangians and Hamiltonians; constants of central force motion; a general discussion of higher-order Lagrangians and Hamiltonians with examples from Bohmian quantum mechanics, the Korteweg-de Vries equation and the logistic equation; gauge theories of Newtonian mechanics; classical spin, Grassmann numbers, and pseudomechanics.
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Invited review published by the National Research Council Press in Canadian Journal of Physics. PDF of author post print available for download through link above.

Citation Information
Wheeler, J. T., Not so classical mechanics – unexpected constants of the motion, Einstein Centennial Review Article, invited review, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol 83 (February, 2005) pp 91 - 138.