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### The boundedness of dynamical systems discretized from Hamiltonian systems

Let $H(p,q) = T(q) + U(p)$ be a Hamiltonian function that defines a Hamiltonian system, i.e., \begin{align} &\frac{dp}{dt} = \frac{\partial H}{\partial q}(p,q) = \frac{dT}{dq},\\ &\frac{dq}{dt}...
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### Numerical detection of Cantori

It is known that as parameters vary in Hamiltonian system, KAM tori can break [1,2]. How to construct numerically the breaking tori? The most relevant paper that I could find is [3,4]. But it uses ...
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### On the existence of regular orbit cylinders

Let $(M,\omega,H)$ be a Hamiltonian system and assume that $\gamma$ is a periodic orbit on a regular energy hypersurface. Then the regular orbit cylinder theorem (see for example Abraham/Marsden: ...
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### algebraic momentum map

Let $T$ be a linear algebraic torus over $\mathbb C$ and $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective symplectic $T$-variety. Also, assume that the action of $T$ is free and $X/T$ exists as a smooth variety. Is ...
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### Mechanical systems with their configuration space being a Lie group

Cross-posted from Physics.SE In Marsden, Ratiu - Introduction To Mechanics And Symmetry there is a certain focus on reducing cotangent bundles of Lie groups. More precisely, if $G$ is a Lie group, ...
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### Mathematical pendulum and $\mathbb C P^n$

I am very puzzled by the following remark on p.346 in Arnold's book "Mathematical methods of classical mechanics": Another method of construction the same symplectic structure on complex ...
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### Hamiltonian dynamics on cotangent bundle

I'm stuck with the following claim made in Section 13.1 of Y-G. Oh's book "Symplectic topology and Floer homology". Assume that $N$ is a differential manifold and $S_0 ,S_1\subseteq N$ two ...
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### What exactly are the benefits of keeping a Hamiltonian system of equations Hamiltonian during solving or transformation?

When faced with a system of differential equations that happens to be Hamiltonian in form, or a perturbation of a Hamiltonian system, we often see in classical work a clear attempt to pursue solutions ...
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### Existence results for Lagrangian solutions to the Incompressible Euler Equation?

It is known that if a function (which we shall call the lagrangian flow, or lagrangian trajectory) $$X:(\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})^3 \times [0,T] \to \mathbb{R}^3$$ with $X \in H^1_t$ (i.e. has weak time ...
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### Is there a notion of symplectic maps between spaces of volume forms on phase spaces?

For a $n$ dimensional smooth manifold $M$, I consider the cotangent bundle $T^*M$ with the canonical symplectic form $\omega$. A symplectic map $\phi : T^*M \to T^* M$ is a map which leaves the ...
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### Exact solution to a periodic linear ODE sought

We have been studying a Hamiltonian system that possesses a one-parameter family of periodic orbits, depending on the energy level $h$. We "know" via various non-rigorous means that these ...
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### A question in elementary differential geometry

Let $M$ be a finite dimensional manifold of constant curvature $\kappa$. Consider a solution of the Hamilton--Jacobi equation $$\partial_t u + |\nabla u|^2 = 0.$$ Can we give a precise estimate of a ...
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### Geometrical proof of Noether Theorem [duplicate]

I am reading a very nice Physics book "The standard model in a nutshell" by D.Goldberg and just read there a mention to Noether Theorem. Of course I knew this outstanding theorem very well from ...
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### Invertibility of the characteristic flow in Hamilton-Jacobi equations

We are in the context of Hamilton Jacobi equations, in particular I was reading the characteristic method. We want to solve the problem of the special form (Hamiltonian only depending on the "$p$" ...
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### Infinitesimal orbit type decomposition of Hamiltonian $G$-manifolds

Let $G$ be a compact connected Lie group acting in a Hamiltonian fashion on a symplectic manifold $M$ with momentum map $\mu:M\to \mathfrak{g}^\ast$, where $\mathfrak{g}$ is the Lie algebra of $G$. ...
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### Non-Hamiltonian actions in physics

I was reading the following article when I came across the interesting sentence "non-Hamiltonian [symplectic group] actions also occur in physics" I took a cursory look at the article cited but ...
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### Periodic orbit for certain Hamiltonian on the tangent bundle

In this question a nontrivial periodic orbit is a periodic orbit which is not a singular point. Let $p: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ be a ...
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### Effective actions by non-commutative groups have non-commuting fundamental vector fields?

I have a bit of a contradiction in my brain and I was hoping once again that excellent Mathoverflow community could help me out :) Let $\rho_g$ be the action associated to a non-abelian Lie Group $G$ ...
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### On the measure of regular and chaotic regions in a phase space

Consider a Hamiltonian, non-linear, dynamical system associated to $H(\vec{q},\vec{p})$. Assume that the number of effective degrees of freedom is relatively small, say $D=3,4,5$. Now choose a certain ...
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