Hamiltonian Systems on Time Scales
Linear and nonlinear Hamiltonian systems are studied on time scales . We unify symplectic flow properties of discrete and continuous Hamiltonian systems. A chain rule which unifies discrete and continuous settings is presented for our so-called alpha derivatives on generalized time scales. This chain rule allows transformation of linear Hamiltonian systems on time scales under simultaneous change of independent and dependent variables, thus extending the change of dependent variables recently obtained by Došlý and Hilscher. We also give the Legendre transformation for nonlinear Euler–Lagrange equations on time scales to Hamiltonian systems on time scales.
C. D. Ahlbrandt et al., "Hamiltonian Systems on Time Scales," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Elsevier, Jan 2000.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jmaa.2000.6992
Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords and Phrases
Hamiltonian systems; time scales; Euler-Lagrange equations; delta derivatives; alpha derivatives; chain rule; Symplectic flows
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