• The Hamilton-Jacobi equation revisited

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      Mechanics, classical; Hamilton-Jacobi theory

    • Abstract

       

      A new analysis of the nature of the solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation of classical dynamics is presented based on Caratheodory’s theorem concerning canonical transformations. The special role of a principal set of solutions is stressed, and the existence of analogous results in quantum mechanics is outlined.

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      K Babu Joseph1 2 N Mukunda1

      1. Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012
      2. Department of Physics, Cochin University, Cochin - 682022
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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