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Phase space flows for non-Hamiltonian systems with constraints

Sergi, Alessandro (2005) Phase space flows for non-Hamiltonian systems with constraints. Physical Review E. (In Press)


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In this paper, non-Hamiltonian systems with holonomic constraints are treated by a generalization of Dirac's formalism. Non-Hamiltonian phase space flows can be described by generalized antisymmetric brackets or by general Liouville operators which cannot be derived from brackets. Both situations are treated. In the first case, a Nos\'e-Dirac bracket is introduced as an example. In the second one, Dirac's recipe for projecting out constrained variables from time translation operators is generalized and then applied to non-Hamiltonian linear response. Dirac's formalism avoids spurious terms in the response function of constrained systems. However, corrections coming from phase space measure must be considered for general perturbations.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: To appear on Physical Review E
Subjects: M.U.S. - Contributi Scientifici > 01 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche
M.U.S. - Contributi Scientifici > 02 - Scienze fisiche
Depositing User: Dr Alessandro Sergi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2010 11:20

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