# Poisson bracets - exam soon

1. Nov 1, 2012

### aaaa202

Okay there is a particular equation in my book, which I just can't seem to understand intuitively. I've been staring at it for an hour now without progress, so I hope some of you can explain it.
Basically it's the one on the attached picture.
Let me introduce the notation so you can help me:
$\varsigma$ is a vector with the new set of canonical coordinates (Q1,...Qn,P1,...,Pn) which are viewed as function of the old coordinates $\eta$ = (q1,..,qn,p1,...,pn). The matrix poisson bracket [$\varsigma$,$\varsigma$]$\eta$ then comprise the matrix with the following poisson brackets as elements [$\varsigma$l,$\varsigma$k]$\eta$.
It should then be intuitive that this can be written as MJMT. Where M is the jacobian matrix with elements Mij = $\partial$$\varsigma$i/$\partial$$\eta$j
How do I realize that?

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2. Nov 2, 2012

### pabloenigma

This is just the definition of Poisson brackets in symplectic notation.I dont think it follows from anywhere.
I guess,you can explicitly write down the matrices explicitly for one or two independent co-ordinates,write down the matrix J explicitly(as defined in your textbook),and we will see the matrix multiplications grinding out the non symplectic familiar poisson bracket expressions.