Skinner-Rusk approach to time-dependent mechanics

Jorge Cortés, Sonia Martínez, Frans Cantrijn

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    The geometric approach to autonomous classical mechanical systems in terms of a canonical first-order system on the Whitney sum of the tangent and cotangent bundle, developed by Skinner and Rusk, is extended to the time-dependent framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)250-258
    Number of pages9
    JournalPhysics letters A
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Time-dependent mechanics
    • Skinner-Rusk formalism
    • Singular Lagrangians
    • Constraint algorithm

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