%0 eBook
%M Solr-EB000897207
%A CariÃ±ena, JosÃ© F.
%I Springer Netherlands
%D 2015
%C Dordrecht
%G English
%@ 9789401792202
%T Geometry from Dynamics, Classical and Quantum
%U https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9220-2?nosfx=y
%7 1st ed. 2015
%X This book describes, by using elementary techniques, how some geometrical structures widely used today in many areas of physics, like symplectic, Poisson, Lagrangian, Hermitian, etc., emerge from dynamics. It is assumed that what can be accessed in actual experiences when studying a given system is just its dynamical behavior that is described by using a family of variables ("observables" of the system). The book departs from the principle that ''dynamics is first'', and then tries to answer in what sense the sole dynamics determines the geometrical structures that have proved so useful to describe the dynamics in so many important instances. In this vein it is shown that most of the geometrical structures that are used in the standard presentations of classical dynamics (Jacobi, Poisson, symplectic, Hamiltonian, Lagrangian) are determined, though in general not uniquely, by the dynamics alone.