2013
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00047-3_31
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Abstract: A consistent, local coordinate formulation of covariant Hamiltonian field theory is presented. While the covariant canonical field equations are equivalent to the Euler-Lagrange field equations, the covariant canonical transformation theory offers more general means for defining mappings that preserve the action functional -and hence the form of the field equations -than the usual Lagrangian description. Similar to the well-known canonical transformation theory of point dynamics, the canonical transformation …

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