Albanian Journal of Mathematics (ISNN: 1930-1235), Vol 4, No 4 (2010)

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Creating Variational Integrators with a Computer Algebra System

Christian Hellström

Abstract


A library to create (new) variational integrators to arbitrary order by means of a computer algebra system is presented. The library provides interfaces to design as well as analyse variational integrators for dynamical systems either with non-conservative forces or without.

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