Božidar Jovanović
Publications:
Dragović V., Gajić B., Jovanović B.
Spherical and Planar Ball Bearings — Nonholonomic Systems with Invariant Measures
2022, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 424442
Abstract
We first construct nonholonomic systems of $n$ homogeneous balls $\mathbf B_1,\dots,\mathbf B_n$ with centers $O_1,\ldots,O_n$ and with the same radius $r$ that are rolling without slipping around a fixed sphere $\mathbf S_0$ with center $O$ and radius $R$. In addition, it is assumed that a dynamically nonsymmetric sphere $\mathbf S$ of radius $R+2r$ and the center that coincides with the center $O$ of the fixed sphere $\mathbf S_0$ rolls without slipping over the moving balls $\mathbf B_1,\dots,\mathbf B_n$.
We prove that these systems possess an invariant measure. As the second task, we consider the limit, when the radius $R$ tends to infinity. We obtain a corresponding planar problem consisting of $n$ homogeneous balls $\mathbf B_1,\dots,\mathbf B_n$ with centers $O_1,\ldots,O_n$ and the same radius $r$ that are rolling without slipping
over a fixed plane $\Sigma_0$, and a moving plane $\Sigma$ that moves without slipping over the homogeneous balls. We prove that this system possesses an invariant measure and that it is integrable in quadratures according to the Euler – Jacobi theorem.

Jovanović B., Jovanovic V.
Heisenberg Model in PseudoEuclidean Spaces II
2018, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 418437
Abstract
In the review we describe a relation between the Heisenberg spin chain model on pseudospheres and lightlike cones in pseudoEuclidean spaces and virtual billiards. A geometrical interpretation of the integrals associated to a family of confocal quadrics is given, analogous to Moser’s geometrical interpretation of the integrals of the Neumann system on the sphere.

Jovanović B.
Invariant Measures of Modified LR and L$+$R Systems
2015, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 542552
Abstract
We introduce a class of dynamical systems having an invariant measure, the modifications of wellknown systems on Lie groups: LR and L$+$R systems. As an example, we study a modified Veselova nonholonomic rigid body problem, considered as a dynamical system on the product of the Lie algebra $so(n)$ with the Stiefel variety $V_{n,r}$, as well as the associated $\epsilon$L$+$R system on $so(n)\times V_{n,r}$. In the 3dimensional case, these systems model the nonholonomic problems of motion of a ball and a rubber ball over a fixed sphere.

Dragović V., Gajić B., Jovanović B.
Note on Free Symmetric Rigid Body Motion
2015, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 293308
Abstract
We consider the Euler equations of motion of a free symmetric rigid body around a fixed point, restricted to the invariant subspace given by the zero values of the corresponding linear Noether integrals. In the case of the $SO(n − 2)$symmetry, we show that almost all trajectories are periodic and that the motion can be expressed in terms of elliptic functions. In the case of the $SO(n − 3)$symmetry, we prove the solvability of the problem by using a recent Kozlov’s result on the Euler–Jacobi–Lie theorem.

Jovanović B.
Heisenberg Model in PseudoEuclidean Spaces
2014, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 245250
Abstract
We construct analogues of the classical Heisenberg spin chain model (or the discrete Neumann system), on pseudospheres and lightlike cones in the pseudoEuclidean spaces and show their complete Hamiltonian integrability. Further, we prove that the Heisenberg model on a lightlike cone leads to a new example of the integrable discrete contact system.

Jovanović B.
Geodesic Flows on Riemannian g.o. Spaces
2011, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 504513
Abstract
We prove the integrability of geodesic flows on the Riemannian g.o. spaces of compact Lie groups, as well as on a related class of Riemannian homogeneous spaces having an additional principal bundle structure.

Fedorov Y. N., Jovanović B.
Hamiltonization of the generalized Veselova LR system
2009, vol. 14, no. 45, pp. 495505
Abstract
We revise the solution to the problem of Hamiltonization of the $n$dimensional Veselova nonholonomic system studied previously in [1]. Namely, we give a short and direct proof of the hamiltonization theorem and also show the trajectorial equivalence of the problem with the geodesic flow on the ellipsoid.

Jovanović B.
Some Multidimensional Integrable Cases Of Nonholonomic Rigid Body Dynamics
2003, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 125132
Abstract
In this paper we study the dynamics of the constrained $n$dimensional rigid body (the Suslov problem). We give a review of known integrable cases in three dimensions and present their higher dimensional generalizations.
