MS38 ~ Wednesday, May 24, 1995 ~ 10:00 AM

Applied Hamiltonian Systems

Many problems of classical and modern physics can be formulated as Hamiltonian systems. The speakers in this minisymposium will present four different problems in conservative mechanics along with four different solution approches. They will discuss applications to celestial mechanics, quantum mechanics, DNA supercoiling, and shadowing properties of geodesics.

Organizer: Kenneth R. Meyer, University of Cincinnati

Shadowing Properties of Geodesics in Hedlund's Metric and Motions in Bumpy Potentials
Mark Levi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Continuation, Symmetry and a Boundary Value Problem for a Hamiltonian System Modeling DNA Supercoiling
Y. Li and John Maddocks, University of Maryland, College Park
Classical Periodic Orbits and Atomic Absorption Spectra, Observations of Order, Chaos and Bifurcations in a Quantum System
John Delos, College of William and Mary
Integral Manifolds of the Spatial Three Body Problem
Chris McCord, University of Cincinnati; Kenneth Meyer, Organizer; and Q. Wang, University of Cincinnati