# Questions tagged [poisson-brackets]

In phase-space classical Hamiltonian mechanics, the Poisson bracket is an antisymmetric binary operation acting like a derivative.

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### System vector, angular momentum, and rotation

In Goldstein 3rd edision p. 409, it is stated that $$\partial \mathbf{F}=[\mathbf{F}, \mathbf{L}\cdot\mathbf{n}]=\mathbf{n}\times\mathbf{F}\tag{9.121}$$ if $\mathbf{F}$ is a function of system ...
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### How can you confirm that two variables are canonically conjugate using Poisson brackets?

Suppose you have two conjugate variables $q$ and $p$ that are canonically transformed into two other variables $Q$ and $P$. What needs to hold true for these variables in terms of Poisson brackets? I ...
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### verify canonically conjugate variables by way of Poisson brackets

How do I verify using Poisson brackets that a set of variables are canonically conjugate? It's for a homework problem but I'm interested in a general approach/reference if possible. We are using ...
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### Qualitatively connecting classical Poisson brackets and quantum commutators

I have read many answers on the correspondence between classical Poisson brackets and quantum commutators, but I was wondering if it was able to be spelled out in simple words. In this answer (What is ...
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### The relationship between symplectomorphism, canonical transformations, and the symplectic group

This is a follow up to this question. In the answer by Qmechanic, they state that the symplectic group, $Sp(2n,\mathbb{R})$, is the group of linear, time-independent canonical transformations. If we ...
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### Particle in the Yukawa potential - Showing that the $z$-component of the angular momentum is conserved

I'm sorry for this homework question but I'm sitting a really long time now on this rather "easy" looking problem and I can't find a way to solve it. I'm given the Hamiltonian of the ...
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### Explicit independence of Hamiltonian phase-space variables from the time parameter

In general, we have for a Hamiltonian flow $H$ of some "time" parameter $t$, the following relation for any function $f=f(q,p;t)$ of the phase-space generalized position ($q$) and conjugate ...
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### About the Lie algebra of the angular momentum Poisson bracket structure [duplicate]

The components of the classical angular momentum $L_i$, satisfy the Poisson bracket relation $$\{L_i,L_j\}=\epsilon_{ijk}L_k,\tag{1}$$ and forms a Lie algebra (i.e, anti-symmetric, obeys the Jacobi ...
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### How to evaluate Commutator Bracket $\left[x,\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\right]$ indirectly using Poisson Bracket?

I want to evaluate $\left[x,\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\right]$ using a Poisson bracket. Can this be done? I have heard that the commutator bracket is $i\hbar$ times the Poisson bracket. I tried to do ...
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### Understanding the Functional Poisson Bracket

In classical field theory (for a single field $\psi$) the dynamical variables are defined to be functions of the fields $\psi$, $\pi$, $\partial_{x_{i}}\psi$ and maybe $\mathbf{r}$, where $\pi$ is the ...
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### Time evolution of Galilean boost

I was introduced the generator of Galilean boost $K=mx-pt$. I was given an Hamiltonian with several particles: $H=\sum_i \frac{p_i^2}{2m_i}+V(|x_i-x_j|)$ where the potential only depends on the ...
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### How to obtain commutation relations from symplectic potential?

I am studying the notes on susy qm in 1 dimension of David Skinner (http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/dbs26/SUSY.html) (which itself follows the mirror symmetry book by Vafa and Hori (relevant pp. 206 - ...
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### Poisson Bracket $\{\delta_{ij}, g\}$ and partial derivative of Kronecker delta

I am currently working through Shankar's Princeiple of Quantum Mechanics Exercise 2.8.2 is to verify that the infinitesimal transformation generated by any dynamical variable g is a canonical ...
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### Poisson Bracket of $\{Q, P\}$ in the original coordinate $(q, p)$

For simplicity, I use $(q,p)$ and $(Q,P)$ instead of $(q_i,p_i)$ and $(Q_i,P_i)$. I know that we should get $\{Q, P\} = 1$ for a canonical transformation $(q,p)\rightarrow(Q,P)$. But we also know from ...