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Understanding homoclinic orbits

  1. Sep 27, 2009 #1
    Hey all,

    Can someone please tell me why is the trace of the Jacobian of an integrable hamiltonian system equall to zero on the homoclinic / seperatrix orbit ?

    Cheers,
    Thrillhouse
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 28, 2009 #2
    So for anyone who is interested this is infact a general property of Hamiltonian systems that the Trace of the Jacobian is zero.
     
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