Invariant Variational Problems
We consider variational problems which are invariantA under a continuous group (in the sense of Lie); the consequences that are implied for the associated differential equations find their most general expression in the theorems formulated in §1, which are proven in the subsequent sections. For those differential equations that arise from variational problems, the statements that can be formulated are much more precise than for the arbitrary differential equations that are invariant under a group, which are the subject of Lie’s researches.
KeywordsVariational Problem Divergence Relation Arbitrary Function Lagrangian Equation Mixed Group
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