Generalized classical mechanics and field theory [E-Book] : a geometrical approach of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms involving higher order derivatives / Manuel De Leon and Paulo R. Rodrigues.
Leon, Manuel de,
Rodrigues, Paulo R.
Amsterdam ; New York : New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : North-Holland ; c1985
Sole distributors for the U.S.A. and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co.,
1 online resource (xv, 289 p.) : ill.
englisch
9780444877536
0444877533
North-Holland mathematics studies ; 112
Notas de matematica ; 102
Full Text
The aim of this book is to discuss the present situation of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms involving higher order derivatives. The achievements of differential geometry in formulating a more modern and powerful treatment of these theories is described and an extensive review of the development of these theories in classical language is also given.