(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given the generating function [itex]F=\sum _i f_i (q_j,t)P_i[/itex],

1)Find the corresponding canonical transformations.

2)Show that the transformations of generalized coordinates are canonical transformations.

3)What meaning does the canonical transformation originated by the generating function [itex]\Phi (q,P)=\alpha qP[/itex] has?

2. Relevant equations

[itex]p_i=\frac{\partial F }{\partial q_i}[/itex], [itex]P_i=-\frac{\partial F }{\partial Q_i}[/itex], [itex]H'=H+\frac{\partial F }{\partial t}[/itex].

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't know how to start. The notation confuses me, particularly the j. Should the sum be a sum over i and j?

Edit:1)[itex]Q_i=\frac{\partial F }{\partial P_i}=f_i(q_j,t)[/itex]. A canonical transformation is such that [itex]\dot Q_i=\frac{\partial H'}{\partial P_i}[/itex] and [itex]\dot P_i =-\frac{\partial H'}{\partial Q_i}[/itex].

Therefore I guess I must verify that [itex]\frac{\partial ^2 F}{\partial t \partial P_i}=\dot Q_i[/itex] and that... oh well I'm totally confused.

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# Homework Help: Canonical transformations, generating function

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