NEW FORMULATION OF DIRAC'S CONSTRAINT THEORY
Dirac's method of obtaining a Hamiltonian H(q-1.... q-N,q-1.... q-N,t) for which the usual expression SIGMA p-iq-i + L does not allow one to find the solutions of the Euler- Lagrange equations via Hamiltons canonical equations is formulated in a more explicit way by making extensive use of the eigenvectors to the matrix p-delta**2L/p-deltaq-ip-deltaq-k. The question of secondary and so on and first and second class constraints is well separated from the basic problem of finding a Hamiltonian and is also discussed in terms of certain eigenvectors. It is also shown that different but equivalent forms of the Hamiltonians exist.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 6/246, 1985
Record Number: 1989124069000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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