By Luther Pfahler Eisenhart

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Obviously ωL is closed, but in general need not be nondegenerate. e. if for any coordinates (q A , q˙A ) on T Q we have that the Hessian matrix ∂2L ∂ q˙A ∂ q˙B is invertible, then ωL is nondegenerate, and hence symplectic. For a mechanical system, L is always regular (indeed, the Hessian matrix is positivedeﬁnite). If L is non-regular (or singular), then ωL is just presymplectic, meaning that the musical mapping ωL : T T Q −→ T ∗ T Q is not an isomorphism. In local coordinates, we have ωL = dq A ∧ d ∂L ∂ q˙A = ∂2L ∂2L dq A ∧ dq B + A B dq A ∧ dq˙B .

4) As a consequence of the two characterizations we have obtained for metric connections, we can establish the next result. 4. 4) and skew-symmetric (1,2)-tensors T . This correspondence is given by S −→ T , where T (X, Y ) = S(X, Y ) − S(Y, X) and T −→ S , 1 where G(S(X, Z), Y ) = − ((G(Y, T (X, Z)) + G(X, T (Y, Z)) + G(Z, T (X, Y ))). 2 The equations for the geodesics of a metric connection can be written ∇c(t) ˙ = 0 ⇐⇒ ∇Gc(t) ˙ = −S(c(t), ˙ c(t)) ˙ , ˙ c(t) ˙ c(t) or, in local coordinates, M M q˙B q˙C , G AK GBM TCK + GCM TBK A q¨A + ΓBC q˙B q˙C = B

3. Inverses: for each g ∈ G, there exists an element g −1 with the property g −1 g = e = gg −1 . The special feature about Lie groups is that, in addition to the multiplication, they also carry a structure of smooth manifold, in such a way that both structures are compatible. 1. A group G equipped with a manifold structure is said to be a Lie group if the product mapping · and the inverse mapping g −→ g −1 are both C ∞ -mappings. A Lie group H is said to be a Lie subgroup of a Lie group G if it is a submanifold of G and the inclusion mapping i : H → G is a group homomorphism.

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