Accession Number:

AD0614029

Title:

THE GENERALIZATION OF HAMILTON'S MECHANICS. I. THEORY OF HOMOGENEOUS CONTACT TRANSFORMATIONS,

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NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1965-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

Hamiltons mathematical theory of mechanics has been recast into a new form, based on the homogeneous contact transformation. A method has been found for representing analytically a certain class of geometries associated with groups of transformations including homogeneous contact transformations. All these transformations are characterized by the fact that they leave invariant a particular constant tensor the representation of the identical transformation completes the basis of the gedometry. Tensor analysis has been developed and provides the framework for a more extensive physical theory. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE