A geometrical approach to Classical Field Theories: a constraint algorithm for singular theories

  • Manuel de León
  • Jesús Marin-Solano
  • Juan C. Marrero
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 350)


We construct a geometrical formulation for first order classical field theories in terms of fibered manifolds and connections. Using this formulation, a constraint algorithm for singular field theories is developed. This algorithm extends the constraint algorithm in mechanics.

Mathematics Subject Classification

70G50 53C80 58A20 53C15 

PACS 1992

03.20.+i 02.40.+m 


First order field theory Lagrangian formalism multisymplectic formalism singular field theories constraints fibered manifolds jet manifolds Ehresmann connections 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel de León
    • 1
  • Jesús Marin-Solano
    • 2
  • Juan C. Marrero
    • 3
  1. 1.Consejo Superior de Inv. CientíficasInstituto de Matemáticas y Físical FundMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departament de Matemática EconòmicaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Matemática Fundamental Facultad de MatemáticasUniversidad de La LagunaCanary IslandsSpain

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