Cocycles, Compatibility, and Poisson Brackets for Complex Fluids

  • Hernán Cendra
  • Jerrold Marsden
  • Tudor S. Ratiu
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


Motivated by Poisson structures for complex fluids, such as the Poisson structure for spin glasses given in Holm and Kupershmidt [1988], we investigate a general construction of Poisson brackets with cocycles. Connections with the construction of compatible brackets found in the theory of integrable systems are also briefly discussed.


Poisson Bracket Spin Glass Symplectic Manifold Poisson Structure Tensor Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hernán Cendra
    • 1
    • 4
  • Jerrold Marsden
    • 2
  • Tudor S. Ratiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de MatemáticaUniversidad Nacional del SurArgentina
  2. 2.Control and Dynamical SystemsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Département de MathématiquesÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4.CONICETArgentina

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