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Reference Request: Classical Mechanics with Symplectic Reduction

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I am trying to find a supplement to appendix of Cushman & Bates' book on Global aspects of Classical Integrable Systems, that is less terse and explains mechanics with Lie groups (with dual of Lie algebra) to prove Symplectic reduction theorem (on locally free proper G-action), Arnold-Liouville Theorem (on completely integrable systems) and some more.

For instance, both Arnold's mechanics book and Spivak's physics for mathematician does not explain these concepts. I think supplements will help me understand that book's appendix (where it explains reduction theorem with lots of machinery, Ehresmann connection, and so on). Any suggestions on this?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-11 14:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user chhan92
asked Mar 26, 2013 in Theoretical Physics by chhan92 (30 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Aug 11, 2014
I think you should go for the canonical reference Foundations of mechanics by Abraham and Marsden. It has pretty much everything that you are talking about.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-11 14:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user Sandeep Thilakan
Related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/26912/2451

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-11 14:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qmechanic
Arnold-Liouville theorem is in Arnold's book.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-11 14:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user MBN

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As for the symplectic reduction, a good place to look at is Chapter 6 of Olver's Applications of Lie Groups to Differential Equations. This chapter is almost independent from the rest of the book.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-08-11 14:58 (UCT), posted by SE-user just-learning
answered Feb 21, 2014 by just-learning (95 points) [ no revision ]

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