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The Hamilton-Jacobi Equation and Weak KAM Theory

Alfonso Sorrentino

in Action-minimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics (MN-50): An Introduction to Aubry-Mather Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164502
eISBN:
9781400866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164502.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter describes another interesting approach to the study of invariant sets provided by the so-called weak KAM theory, developed by Albert Fathi. This approach can be considered as the ... More


Action-minimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics (MN-50): An Introduction to Aubry-Mather Theory

Alfonso Sorrentino

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164502
eISBN:
9781400866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164502.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

John Mather's seminal works in Hamiltonian dynamics represent some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the complex balance between stable and unstable motions in classical ... More


From Butterflies to Hurricanes

David D. Nolte

in Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Half a century after Poincaré first glimpsed chaos in the three-body problem, the great Russian mathematician Andrey Kolmogorov presented a sketch of a theorem that could prove that orbits are ... More


The Structure of Phase Space

Peter Mann

in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198822370
eISBN:
9780191861253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822370.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the reader to canonical perturbation theory as a tool for studying near-integrable systems. Many problems in physics and chemistry do not have exact analytical solutions; ... More


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