On Integrals of the Third Degree in Momenta

    1999, Volume 4, Number 3, pp.  35-44

    Author(s): Dullin H. R., Matveev V. S., Topalov P. I.

    Consider a Riemannian metric on a surface, and let the geodesic flow of the metric have a second integral that is a third degree polynomial in momenta. Then we can naturally construct a vector field on the surface. We show that the vector field preserves the volume of the surface, and therefore is a Hamiltonian vector field. As examples we treat the Goryachev–Chaplygin top, the Toda lattice and the Calogero–Moser system, and construct their global Hamiltonians. We show that the simpliest choice of Hamiltonian leads to the Toda lattice.
    Citation: Dullin H. R., Matveev V. S., Topalov P. I., On Integrals of the Third Degree in Momenta, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 1999, Volume 4, Number 3, pp. 35-44

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