Title: Reduction of simple mechanical systems (17 pages)
Detail: Mechanics and symmetry seminars, University of Warwick, Fall 1997

Original manuscript: 1997/10

An overview is first given of reduction for simple mechanical systems (i.e., those whose Lagrangians are kinetic energy minus potential energy) with symmetry in the case when the action is free. Both Lagrangian and Hamiltonian perspectives are given.

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Andrew D. Lewis (andrew at mast.queensu.ca)