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Canonical transformations

  1. Apr 12, 2012 #1
    Why is it that only Canonical transformations preserve the Hamilton's equations? Or what makes non-canonical transformations not preserve the Hamilton's equations?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 12, 2012 #2
    But that is the definition of canonical transformation that they preserve the Hamilton's equation. Whatever transformation of coordinates you find that preserves Hamilton's equation is a canonical transformation.
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