MAGIC067: Integrable Systems

Course details

A core MAGIC course

Semester

Autumn 2010
Monday, October 4th to Friday, December 17th

Hours

Live lecture hours
20
Recorded lecture hours
0
Total advised study hours
0

Timetable

Thursdays
12:05 - 12:55
Thursdays
13:05 - 13:55

Announcements

Please be aware that the lectures on October 7th have been cancelled. The first lecture will take place on Thursday 14th October at noon.

Description

Prerequisites

Students are advised to attend the MAGIC courses on Differentiable Manifolds 063 and on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras 008. Basic notions on Hamiltonian dynamics are needed.

Syllabus

Short introduction to finite dimensional Hamiltonian systems on Rn. Poisson brackets.
Poisson manifolds, Casimir functions, Symplectic manifolds. Example: the symplectic structure on T M.
Generalised Darboux theorem. Hamiltonian vector fields and symplectic transformations.
Liouville integrability. Examples: n uncoupled harmonic oscillators. Toda chain (without proof of integrability). Arnol'd Liouville theorem. Action angle variables for the pendulum.
The role of symmetries in Integrability. Symplectic action of a Lie group on a Poisson manifold. Moment map. Noether Principle. Example: Kepler system and hydrogen atom.
Euler spinning top. Euler equation. Hamiltonian approach. Integration of the Euler top by elliptic integrals. Brief discussion on Liouville Arnol'd theorem for this specific case. Another approach: Lax equation for the spinning top.
Hamiltonian systems on coadjoint orbits: Lie algebras. Lie Poisson brackets and Konstant Kirillow symplectic form. Lax pairs. Hamiltonian structure of Lax equations. Adapt the construction to loop algebras. Example: Integrability of the Manakov system on so(n).
Integrable models of interacting particles on the line: Toda lattice and Calogero-Moser system. Lax pairs and inverse scattering method.
Infinite dimensional Integrable systems: The KdV equation. Pseudo-differential operators. Lax pairs for KdV. Infinite dimensional Poisson structure. Bi-hamiltonian structure of the KdV hierarchy. Symmetries. Solitons and scattering.

Lecturers

  • MM

    Dr Marta Mazzocco

    University
    Loughborough University
    Role
    Main contact
  • AV

    Professor Alexander Veselov

    University
    Loughborough University

Bibliography

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Assessment

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