By R. Miron

This monograph is dedicated to the matter of the geometrizing of Lagrangians which rely on higher-order accelerations. It offers a building of the geometry of the whole house of the package deal of the accelerations of order k>=1. a geometric learn of the idea of the higher-order Lagrange area is carried out, and the previous challenge of prolongation of Riemannian areas to k-osculator manifolds is solved. additionally, the geometrical floor for variational calculus at the quintessential of activities concerning higher-order Lagrangians is handled. purposes to higher-order analytical mechanics and theoretical physics are integrated to boot. viewers: This quantity may be of curiosity to scientists whose paintings comprises differential geometry, mechanics of debris and platforms, calculus of version and optimum keep an eye on, optimization, optics, electromagnetic idea, and biology.

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Suppose fECI (M, ~ 1 ). Let N' c N be two closed neighborhoods satisfying dist(N',8N) 2: ~8, 8> o. Suppose that there are constants band f: positive, such that IWex)1I 2: b 'v' x E fc+< \(fc-< UN'), 0< f < Min {~8b2, ~8b}. 3. 3. According to (PS)c, Kc is compact. Hence, for 8> 0 sufficiently small, N(8) = {x E Mldist(x,Kc) < 8} eN. 4, if we take N' = N(~). 4. Define a smooth function: pes) = { ~ for s rt. [e - f:, c + f:J, for s E [e - f, C + f], with 0::; pes) ::; 1. Let A = M\(N'h, where (N')o = {x E Mldist(x, N') ::; 8 8}, and B = N' be two closed subsets.

E. Combining T/ with ~, we obtain the deformation retract. 3) is easily verified. This completes the proof. 4 are Milnor [Mill], Schwartz [ScJl], Rothe [Rotl], Palais [Pall], Pitcher [Pitl] and Marino Prodi [MaPl]. 4, the handle body theorem is established on Hilbert Riemannian manifolds, where the Morse Lemma holds, and the local behavior of a nondegenerate critical point is quite clear. In order to extend this theorem to Finsler manifolds, or to Banach spaces, new difficulties arise in two ways.

In fact (1), (3), and (4) follow directly from the construction. (2) holds if IIbll is small. Furthermore, 9 differs from f only in the neighborhood cp-l B(9, 6). Since Ho n B(9,6) is compact (dimHo = dimker~ f(p) < +00) and d 2 g 0 cp-l I(H+ffiH_)nB(8,6) is invertible, we conclude that 9 satisfies the (PS) condition if f does. 6. 1, in which we assumed the negative gradient points inward at the boundary. The purpose of this section is to extend the previous study in two aspects: (1) under more general boundary conditions, and (2) when the underlying space is not a manifold but a locally convex closed set.