Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

, Volume 132, Issue 3, pp 1233–1241 | Cite as

Reduction to the Surface of Second-Class Constraints

  • V. P. Pavlov


We propose a recursive procedure that, for given second-class constraints, permits explicitly constructing equivalent constraints and a canonical transformation such that the Dirac bracket is reduced to the Poisson bracket on the constraint surface.

Hamilton–Dirac mechanics constrained systems reduction to a constraint surface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Pavlov
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  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteRAS, MoscowRussia

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