Dirac Structures, Nonholonomic Systems and Reduction

  • Jotz M
  • Ratiu T
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Abstract

The reduction of nonholonomic systems is formulated in terms of Dirac reduction. An optimal reduction method for a class of nonholonomic systems is formulated. Several examples are studied in detail. © 2012 Polish Scientific Publishers.

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  • Dirac structure
  • Momentum map
  • Nonholonomic mechanics
  • Symmetry reduction

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Authors

  • Madeleine Jotz

  • T. S. Ratiu

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