In this paper we present a simple, algorithmic test to establish if a Hamiltonian system is maximally superintegrable or not. This test is based on a very simple corollary of a theorem due to Nekhoroshev and on a perturbative technique called the multiple scales method. If the outcome is positive, this test can be used to suggest maximal superintegrability, whereas when the outcome is negative it can be used to disprove it. This method can be regarded as a finite dimensional analog of the multiple scales method as a way to produce soliton equations. We use this technique to show that the real counterpart of a mechanical system found by Jules Drach in 1935 is, in general, not maximally superintegrable. We give some hints on how this approach could be applied to classify maximally superintegrable systems by presenting a direct proof of the well-known Bertrand's theorem.

Gubbiotti, G., Latini, D. (2018). A multiple scales approach to maximal superintegrability. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, 51(28), 285201 [10.1088/1751-8121/aac036].

A multiple scales approach to maximal superintegrability

Gubbiotti G.
;
Latini D.
2018

Abstract

In this paper we present a simple, algorithmic test to establish if a Hamiltonian system is maximally superintegrable or not. This test is based on a very simple corollary of a theorem due to Nekhoroshev and on a perturbative technique called the multiple scales method. If the outcome is positive, this test can be used to suggest maximal superintegrability, whereas when the outcome is negative it can be used to disprove it. This method can be regarded as a finite dimensional analog of the multiple scales method as a way to produce soliton equations. We use this technique to show that the real counterpart of a mechanical system found by Jules Drach in 1935 is, in general, not maximally superintegrable. We give some hints on how this approach could be applied to classify maximally superintegrable systems by presenting a direct proof of the well-known Bertrand's theorem.
Gubbiotti, G., Latini, D. (2018). A multiple scales approach to maximal superintegrability. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, 51(28), 285201 [10.1088/1751-8121/aac036].
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