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A new Hamiltonian formulation of singular theories based on the generalized duality and the Clairaut equation

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Steven Duplij, Rutgers University and Kharkov National University, Ukraine
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 8 2012, 4:10PM

We show that any singular Lagrangian theory: 1) can be formulated without the use of constraints by introducing a Clairaut-type version of the Hamiltonian formalism; 2) leads to a special kind of nonabelian gauge theory; 3) coincides with the many-time classical dynamics.