Periodic Orbits

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 13)


In this chapter we are to analyse the positive energy periodic orbits. The basic technique is to minimize the energy functional on the infinite-dimensional manifold of H1-curves c : I → M, with I ≔[0,1]. As we shall see, this approach gives us full qualitative information for E large.


Periodic Orbit Conjugacy Class Loop Space Closed Geodesic Complete Riemannian Manifold 
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