# On Transversal Connecting Orbits of Lagrangian Systems in a Nonstationary Force Field: the Newton – Kantorovich Approach

*2019, Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 392-417*

Author(s):

**Ivanov A. V.**

We consider a natural Lagrangian system defined on a complete Riemannian manifold subjected to the action of a nonstationary force field with potential $U(q,t) = f(t)V(q)$. It is assumed that the factor $f(t)$ tends to $\infty$ as $t\to \pm\infty$ and vanishes at a unique point $t_{0}\in \mathbb{R}$. Let $X_{+}$, $X_{-}$ denote the sets of isolated critical points of $V(x)$ at which $U(x,t)$ as a function of $x$ attains its maximum for any fixed $t> t_{0}$ and $t< t_{0}$, respectively. Under nondegeneracy conditions on points of $X_{\pm}$ we apply the Newton – Kantorovich type method to study the existence of transversal doubly asymptotic trajectories connecting $X_{-}$ and $X_{+}$. Conditions on the Riemannian manifold and the potential which guarantee the existence of such orbits are presented. Such connecting trajectories are obtained by continuation of geodesics defined in a vicinity of the point $t_{0}$ to the whole real line.

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