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Nambu-Poisson mechanics and its applications

Grant number: 16/06663-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Vladislav Kupriyanov
Grantee:Yohan Carlos Consani
Host Institution: Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição (CMCC). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil


Nambu mechanics is a generalization of Hamiltonian mechanics. In the standard Hamiltonian mechanics the equations of motion are formulated in terms of the Poisson bracket and one Hamiltonian. However, some physical systems like the motion of the electrically charged particle in the field of magnetic monopole does not admit a satisfactory description within the Hamiltonian formalism. The Nambu mechanics is an alternative to the Hamiltonian formalism. In this picture the evolution is described in terms of the Nambu bracket defined for three arguments (f,g,h) and two Hamiltonians. The quantization of the corresponding mechanical system is an open and challenging problem. Our aim is to construct new non-trivial examples of physical systems which can be treated within the framework of Nambu mechanics. Furthermore, this formalism can be a suitable introduction to the mathematical structure present in non-associative quantum mechanics. The latter being object of great interest from the scientific community due to the non-associative structures present in string theory.

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