A simple algorithm for constructing the canonical form of Hamiltonian systems of evolution equations with constant coefficient Hamiltonian differential operators is given. The result of the construction is equivalent to the canonical system derived using Dirac's theory of constraints from the corresponding degenerate Lagrangian.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Mathematical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|