dc.contributor.advisor Flaschka, Hermann en_US dc.contributor.author Damianou, Pantelis Andrea. dc.creator Damianou, Pantelis Andrea. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31T17:16:01Z dc.date.available 2011-10-31T17:16:01Z dc.date.issued 1989 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184704 dc.description.abstract A hierarchy of vector fields (master symmetries) and homogeneous nonlinear Poisson structures associated with the Toda lattice are constructed and the various connections between them are investigated. Among their properties: new brackets are generated from old ones by using Lie-derivatives in the direction of certain vector fields; the infinite sequences obtained consist of compatible Poisson brackets in which the constants of motion for the Toda lattice are in involution. The vector fields in the construction are unique up to addition of a Hamiltonian vector field. Similarly the Poisson brackets are unique up to addition of a trivial Poisson bracket. These are Poisson tensors generated by wedge products of Hamiltonian vector fields. The non-trivial brackets may also be obtained by the use of r-matrices; we give formulas and prove this for the quadratic and cubic Toda brackets. We also indicate how these results can be generalized to other (semisimple) Toda flows and we give explicit formulas for the rank 2 Lie algebra of type B₂. The main tool in this calculation is Dirac's constraint bracket formula. Finally we study nonlinear Poisson brackets associated with orbits through nilpotent conjugacy classes in gl(n, R) and formulate some conjectures. We determine the degree of the transverse Poisson structure through such nilpotent elements in gl(n, R) for n ≤ 7. This is accomplished also by the use of Dirac's bracket formula. dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher The University of Arizona. en_US dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author. en_US dc.subject Poisson algebras. en_US dc.subject Poisson manifolds. en_US dc.title Nonlinear Poisson brackets. en_US dc.type text en_US dc.type Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic) en_US dc.identifier.oclc 702404116 en_US thesis.degree.grantor University of Arizona en_US thesis.degree.level doctoral en_US dc.identifier.proquest 8919027 en_US thesis.degree.discipline Mathematics en_US thesis.degree.discipline Graduate College en_US thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US refterms.dateFOA 2018-08-22T20:57:26Z html.description.abstract A hierarchy of vector fields (master symmetries) and homogeneous nonlinear Poisson structures associated with the Toda lattice are constructed and the various connections between them are investigated. Among their properties: new brackets are generated from old ones by using Lie-derivatives in the direction of certain vector fields; the infinite sequences obtained consist of compatible Poisson brackets in which the constants of motion for the Toda lattice are in involution. The vector fields in the construction are unique up to addition of a Hamiltonian vector field. Similarly the Poisson brackets are unique up to addition of a trivial Poisson bracket. These are Poisson tensors generated by wedge products of Hamiltonian vector fields. The non-trivial brackets may also be obtained by the use of r-matrices; we give formulas and prove this for the quadratic and cubic Toda brackets. We also indicate how these results can be generalized to other (semisimple) Toda flows and we give explicit formulas for the rank 2 Lie algebra of type B₂. The main tool in this calculation is Dirac's constraint bracket formula. Finally we study nonlinear Poisson brackets associated with orbits through nilpotent conjugacy classes in gl(n, R) and formulate some conjectures. We determine the degree of the transverse Poisson structure through such nilpotent elements in gl(n, R) for n ≤ 7. This is accomplished also by the use of Dirac's bracket formula.
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