# Homework Help: Can this be a Hamiltonian Evolution?

1. Jan 19, 2013

### atomqwerty

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Let be $q(t)=e^{-t}\alpha$ and $p(t)=e^{-t}\beta$

Can this be a Hamiltonian Evolution

2. Relevant equations

The Hamilton equations for $\dot{p}$ and $\dot{q}$.

3. The attempt at a solution

Can be a Hamiltonian evolution if verifies Hamilton equations:

$\dot{p}=-e^{-t}\alpha$

$\dot{q}=-e^{-t}\beta$

but I get to a loose end...
Thanks!