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On a geometric framework for Lagrangian supermechanics

  • * Corresponding author: Andrew James Bruce

    * Corresponding author: Andrew James Bruce 

KG was supported by the Polish National Science Centre grant DEC-2012/06/A/ST1/00256. GM supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sk lodowska–Curie grant agreement No 654721 'GEOGRAL'.

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  • We re-examine classical mechanics with both commuting and anticommuting degrees of freedom. We do this by defining the phase dynamics of a general Lagrangian system as an implicit differential equation in the spirit of Tulczyjew. Rather than parametrising our basic degrees of freedom by a specified Grassmann algebra, we use arbitrary supermanifolds by following the categorical approach to supermanifolds.

    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 58A50; Secondary: 70H03.


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