Project

Aspects of reduction and symmetry in geometric mechanics

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analysis
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geometry
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Materials physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum physics
Keywords
Lagrangian systems Geometric mechanics differential geometry
 
Project description

The term Geometric Mechanics refers to the application of methods and results from differential geometry to the study of classical mechanical systems. In this project we investigate, within the context of geometric mechanics, aspects of symmetries for Lagrangian and nonholonomic mechanical systems.