Canonical Transformations or Contact Transformations

  • Vladimir PletserEmail author
Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)


Canonical transformations, also called contact transformations, are addressed in the fourth chapter. Canonical transformations, conditions for a transformation to be canonical and generating functions are first recalled. Eight exercises on canonical transformations are then solved, the last one including a second harmonic oscillator.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PITC, Technology and Engineering Centre for Space UtilizationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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