- MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A Journal
- May 2020
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- The formulation of covariant brackets on the space of solutions to a variational problem is analyzed in the framework of contact geometry. It is argued that the Poisson algebra on the space of functionals on fields should be read as a Poisson subalgebra within an algebra of functions equipped with a Jacobi bracket on a suitable contact manifold.
- hamiltonian mechanics; jacobi brackets; contact manifolds