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By Jerrold E. Marsden, Tudor S. Ratiu

Includes the fundamental thought of mechanics and symmetry. Designed to advance the fundamental idea and purposes of mechanics with an emphasis at the function of symmetry.

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The key part of the proof is simply the observation that if we add the two inequalities in (b), we get ∆u 2 ≤ H(ue + ∆u) + C(ue + ∆u) − H(ue ) − C(ue ) using the fact that δH(ue ) · ∆u and δC(ue ) · ∆u add up to zero by Step 1. But H and C are constant in time so (∆u)time=t 2 ≤ [H(ue + ∆u) + C(ue + ∆u) − H(ue ) − C(ue )]|time=0 . Now employ the inequalities in (e) to get (∆u)time=t 2 ≤ (C1 + C2 ) (∆u)time=0 α . This estimate bounds the temporal growth of finite perturbations in terms of initial perturbations, which is what is needed for stability.

A) Let ∆u = u − ue denote a finite variation in phase space . (b) Find quadratic functions Q1 and Q2 such that Q1 (∆u) ≤ H(ue + ∆u) − H(ue ) − δH(ue ) · ∆u and Q2 (∆u) ≤ C(ue + ∆u) − C(ue ) − δC(ue ) · ∆u, (c) Require that Q1 (∆u) + Q2 (∆u) > 0 for all ∆u = 0. (d) Introduce the norm ∆u by ∆u 2 = Q1 (∆u) + Q2 (∆u), so ∆u is a measure of the distance from u to ue : d(u, ue ) = ∆u . (e) Require that |H(ue + ∆u) − H(ue )| ≤ C1 ∆u α |C(ue + ∆u) − C(ue )| ≤ C2 ∆u α and for constants α, C1 , C2 > 0, and ∆u sufficiently small.

7) is a solution for every τ > 0 which can be chosen to start arbitrarily close to the origin and which goes to infinity for t → τ . 7-2. 11) is Hamiltonian with p = M q, H(q, p) = 1 1 p · M −1 p + q · V q 2 2 and ∂F ∂K ∂K ∂F ∂F ∂K − i − S ij . 7-3. 11) is p(λ) = det[λ2 M + λS + V ] and that this actually is a polynomial of degree n in λ2 . 7-4. Consider the two-degree of freedom system x ¨ − g y˙ + γ x˙ + αx = 0, y¨ + g x˙ + δ y˙ + βy = 0. 12). (b) For γ = δ = 0 show: (i) it is spectrally stable if α > 0, β > 0; (ii) for αβ < 0, it is spectrally unstable; (iii) for α < 0, β < 0, it is formally unstable (that is, the energy function, which is a quadratic form, is indefinite); and A.

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