A Lie algebroid framework for non-holonomic systems

Research paper by Tom Mestdag, Bavo Langerock

Indexed on: 21 Oct '04Published on: 21 Oct '04Published in: Mathematics - Differential Geometry


In order to obtain a framework in which both non-holonomic mechanical systems and non-holonomic mechanical systems with symmetry can be described, we introduce in this paper the notion of a Lagrangian system on a subbundle of a Lie algebroid.