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Concatenating Variational Principles and the Kinetic Stress-Energy-Momentum Tensor

Castrillón López, Marco and Gotay, Mark J. and Marsden, Jerrold E. (2009) Concatenating Variational Principles and the Kinetic Stress-Energy-Momentum Tensor. In: Variations, Geometry and Physics. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , pp. 117-128. ISBN 9781604569209

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We show how to "concatenate" variational principles over dierent bases into one over a single base, thereby providing a unied Lagrangian treatment of interacting systems. As an example we study a Klein{ Gordon eld interacting with a mesically charged particle. We employ our method to give a novel group-theoretic derivation of the kinetic stress-energy-momentum tensor density corresponding to the particle.

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