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Book Information:

Authors: Paulette Libermann and Charles-Michel Marle
Title: Symplectic geometry and analytical mechanics
Additional book information: Translated by Bertram Eugene Schwarzbach. Mathematics and Its Applications, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Boston, Lancaster, Tokyo, 1987, xvi + 526 pp., $89.00. ISBN 90-277-2438-5.

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Review Information:

Reviewer: William M. Boothby
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 20 (1989), 89-94
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1989-15708-X