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Alice and the Foucault Pendulum: the land of action-angle variables

  title={Alice and the Foucault Pendulum: the land of action-angle variables},
  author={N. Boulanger and Fabien Buisseret},
Since the pioneering works of Newton (1643 − 1727), Mechanics has been constantly reinventing itself: reformulated in particular by Lagrange (1736 − 1813) then Hamilton (1805 − 1865), it now offers powerful conceptual and mathematical tools for the exploration of the most complex dynamical systems, essentially via the action-angle variables formulation and more generally through the theory of canonical transformations. We give the reader an overview of these different formulations through the… Expand

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