What is ... a Hamiltonian system?

This page hosts information on Jonathan Youett's talk "What is ... a Hamiltonian system?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, December 12, 1:00pm at the BMS Loft at Urania. This talk will help you better understand the talk by Alberto Abbondandolo, which will start at 2pm.


Hamiltonian systems provide an elegant way to describe the evolution equations of certain mechanical systems. The corresponding flow mappings can be shown to be symplectic and usually possess conserved quantities like momentum or energy. In this talk we will introduce the basic concepts, first for Euclidean space and then extend them to finite dimensional manifolds.


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