# On Action-angle Coordinates and the Poincaré Coordinates

*2013, Volume 18, Number 6, pp. 703-718*

Author(s):

**Féjoz J.**

This article is a review of two related classical topics of Hamiltonian systems and celestial mechanics. The first section deals with the existence and construction of action-angle coordinates, which we describe emphasizing the role of the natural adiabatic invariants "$\oint_\gamma pdq$". The second section is the construction and properties of the Poincaré coordinates in the Kepler problem, adapting the principles of the former section, in an attempt to use known first integrals more directly than Poincaré did.

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