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A stationary curve of E is a geodesic. Proof. Suppose E is stationary for a curve c. 6 implies that cˆ is a integral curve of G. 4. 8. 17. If γ : I → T M \ {0} is an integral curve of G/F , then π ◦ γ is a stationary curve for E. Conversely, if c is a stationary curve for E, then λ = F ◦ cˆ is constant and c ◦ M1/λ (see below) is an integral curve of G/F . If s > 0, we denote by Ms the mapping Ms : t → st, t ∈ R. 35 Proof. Let c : I → T M \ {0} be an integral curve of G/F . If c = (x, y), then dxi dt dy i dt = yi , λ = −2 Gi ◦ c , λ where λ = F ◦γ > 0 is constant.

10. The cotangent bundle T ∗ M \ {0} of manifold M is a symplectic manifold with a symplectic form ω given by ω = dθ = dxi ∧ dξi , where θ is the Poincar´e 1-form θ ∈ Ω1 T ∗ M \ {0} . ∂ i ∂ i ∂ Proof. It is clear that ω is closed. If X = a i ∂x i + b ∂ξ , and Y = v ∂xi + i wi ∂ξ∂ i , then ω(X, Y ) = a · w − b · v. By setting v = w we obtain a = b, and by setting w = 0 we obtain a = b = 0. The next example shows that we can always formulate Hamilton’s equations on the cotangent bundle. This motivates the name for X H .

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