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A Adiabatic Invariance

  1. Feb 24, 2017 #1
    How does the adiabatic invariance of actions J imply that closed orbits remain closed when the potential is deformed adiabatically?

    Is it because a closed orbit has commensurate angular frequencies $$\omega_i$$ defined by $$\omega_i = \frac{\partial H}{\partial J_i}$$ where H is the Hamiltonian, $$H=H(J)$$. And since the actions Js are invariant, the angular frequencies remain commensurate as the potential is adiabatically deformed, thus the orbit remains closed?
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2017 #2
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