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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Velimir Jurdjevic |

ISBN: | 9781107113886 1107113881 |

OCLC Number: | 928777822 |

Description: | xx, 415 pages ; 23 cm. |

Contents: | 1. The orbit theorem and Lie determined systems; 2. Control systems. Accessibility and controllability; 3. Lie groups and homogeneous spaces; 4. Symplectic manifolds. Hamiltonian vector fields; 5. Poisson manifolds, Lie algebras and coadjoint orbits; 6. Hamiltonians and optimality: the Maximum Principle; 7. Hamiltonian view of classic geometry; 8. Symmetric spaces and sub-Riemannian problems; 9. Affine problems on symmetric spaces; 10. Cotangent bundles as coadjoint orbits; 11. Elliptic geodesic problem on the sphere; 12. Rigid body and its generalizations; 13. Affine Hamiltonians on space forms; 14. Kowalewski-Lyapunov criteria; 15. Kirchhoff-Kowalewski equation; 16. Elastic problems on symmetric spaces: Delauney-Dubins problem; 17. Non-linear Schroedinger's equation and Heisenberg's magnetic equation. Solitons. |

Series Title: | Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics, 154. |

Responsibility: | Velimir Jurdjevic, University of Toronto. |

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'The book is written in a very refreshing style that reflects the author's contagious enthusiasm for the subject. It manages this by focusing on the geometry, using the precise language of differential geometry, while not getting bogged down by analytic intricacies. Throughout, the book pays much attention to historical developments and evolving and contrasting points of view, which is also reflected in the rich bibliography of classical resources.' Matthias Kawski, MathSciNet 'The book is written in a very refreshing style that reflects the author's contagious enthusiasm for the subject. It manages this by focusing on the geometry, using the precise language of differential geometry, while not getting bogged down by analytic intricacies. Throughout, the book pays much attention to historical developments and evolving and contrasting points of view, which is also reflected in the rich bibliography of classical resources.' Matthias Kawski, MathSciNet Read more...

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