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Completeness of Hamiltonian vector fields

Author: David G. Ebin
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 26 (1970), 632-634
MSC: Primary 57.55; Secondary 34.00
MathSciNet review: 0278340
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Abstract: We prove that under certain conditions the flow of a Hamiltonian vector field on a possibly infinite-dimensional dynamical system exists for all time.

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Keywords: Hamiltonian vector field, Hilbert manifold, Riemannian structure, symplectic two-form, vertical subspace, horizontal subspace, spray, complete metric
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