We define and analyse the properties of contact Lie systems, namely systems of first-order differential equations describing the integral curves of a $t$-dependent vector field taking values in a finite-dimensional Lie algebra of Hamiltonian vector fields relative to a contact structure. As a particular example, we study families of conservative contact Lie systems. Liouville theorems, contact reductions, and Gromov non-squeezing theorems are developed and applied to contact Lie systems. Our results are illustrated by examples with relevant physical and mathematical applications, e.g. Schwarz equations, Brockett systems, etcetera.
- Pub Date:
- July 2022
- Mathematical Physics;
- Mathematics - Differential Geometry;
- Nonlinear Sciences - Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems;
- 18 pp