Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 8, Issue 4, November 2001, Pages 534 - 560

Integrable Discretizations of Some Cases of the Rigid Body Dynamics

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Yuri B SURIS
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Available Online 11 December 2006.
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Abstract
A heavy top with a fixed point and a rigid body in an ideal fluid are important examples of Hamiltonian systems on a dual to the semidirect product Lie algebra e(n) = so(n) Rn . We give a Lagrangian derivation of the corresponding equations of motion, and introduce discrete time analogs of two integrable cases of these systems: the Lagrange top and the Clebsch case, respectively. The construction of discretiztions is based on the discrete time Lagrangian mechanics on Lie groups, accompanied by the discrete time Lagrangian reduction. The resulting explicit maps on e (n) are Poisson with respect to the Lie­Poisson bracket, and are also completely integrable. Lax representations of these maps are also found.
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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
8 - 4
Pages
534 - 560
Publication Date
2006/12
ISSN (Online)
1776-0852
ISSN (Print)
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.2001.8.4.7How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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