# An extension of the Dirac theory of constraints

@article{Bates2013AnEO, title={An extension of the Dirac theory of constraints}, author={Larry Bates and Jedrzej Sniatycki}, journal={Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications}, year={2013}, volume={14}, pages={527-554} }

Constructions introduced by Dirac for singular Lagrangians are extended and reinterpreted to cover cases when kernel distributions are either nonintegrable or of nonconstant rank, and constraint sets need not be closed.

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