Second-order multisymplectic field theory: A variational approach to second-order multisymplectic field theory
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Second-order multisymplectic field theory: A variational approach to second-order multisymplectic field theory

  • Author(s): Kouranbaeva, Shinar
  • Shkoller, Steve
  • et al.

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https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9909100.pdf
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Abstract

This paper presents a geometric-variational approach to continuous and discrete {\it second-order} field theories following the methodology of \cite{MPS}. Staying entirely in the Lagrangian framework and letting $Y$ denote the configuration fiber bundle, we show that both the multisymplectic structure on $J^3Y$ as well as the Noether theorem arise from the first variation of the action function. We generalize the multisymplectic form formula derived for first order field theories in \cite{MPS}, to the case of second-order field theories, and we apply our theory to the Camassa-Holm (CH) equation in both the continuous and discrete settings. Our discretization produces a multisymplectic-momentum integrator, a generalization of the Moser-Veselov rigid body algorithm to the setting of nonlinear PDEs with second order Lagrangians.

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