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Volume 2015 |Article ID 808016 | 11 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/808016

Weyl-Euler-Lagrange Equations of Motion on Flat Manifold

Academic Editor: John D. Clayton
Received27 Apr 2015
Accepted11 May 2015
Published01 Sep 2015

Abstract

This paper deals with Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations of motion on flat manifold. It is well known that a Riemannian manifold is said to be flat if its curvature is everywhere zero. Furthermore, a flat manifold is one Euclidean space in terms of distances. Weyl introduced a metric with a conformal transformation for unified theory in 1918. Classical mechanics is one of the major subfields of mechanics. Also, one way of solving problems in classical mechanics occurs with the help of the Euler-Lagrange equations. In this study, partial differential equations have been obtained for movement of objects in space and solutions of these equations have been generated by using the symbolic Algebra software. Additionally, the improvements, obtained in this study, will be presented.

1. Introduction

Euler-Lagrangian (analogues) mechanics are very important tools for differential geometry and analytical mechanics. They have a simple method to describe the model for mechanical systems. The models for mechanical systems are related. Studies in the literature about the Weyl manifolds are given as follows. Liu and Jun expand electronic origins, molecular dynamics simulations, computational nanomechanics, and multiscale modelling of materials fields [1]. Tekkoyun and Yayli examined generalized-quaternionic Kählerian analogue of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanical systems [2]. The study given in [3] has the particular purpose to examine the discussion Weyl and Einstein had over Weyl’s 1918 unified field theory for reasons such as the epistemological implications. Kasap and Tekkoyun investigated Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism for mechanical systems using para-/pseudo-Kähler manifolds, representing an interesting multidisciplinary field of research [4]. Kasap obtained the Weyl-Euler-Lagrange and the Weyl-Hamilton equations on which is a model of tangent manifolds of constant -sectional curvature [5]. Kapovich demonstrated an existence theorem for flat conformal structures on finite-sheeted coverings over a wide class of Haken manifolds [6]. Schwartz accepted asymptotically Riemannian manifolds with nonnegative scalar curvature [7]. Kulkarni identified some new examples of conformally flat manifolds [8]. Dotti and Miatello intend to find out the real cohomology ring of low dimensional compact flat manifolds endowed with one of these special structures [9]. Szczepanski presented a list of six-dimensional Kähler manifolds and he submitted an example of eight-dimensional Kähler manifold with finite group [10]. Bartnik showed that the mass of an asymptotically flat -manifold is a geometric invariant [11]. González considered complete, locally conformally flat metrics defined on a domain [12]. Akbulut and Kalafat established infinite families of nonsimply connected locally conformally flat (LCF) 4-manifold realizing rich topological types [13]. Zhu suggested that it is to give a classification of complete locally conformally flat manifolds of nonnegative Ricci curvature [14]. Abood studied this tensor on general class almost Hermitian manifold by using a new methodology which is called an adjoint -structure space [15]. K. Olszak and Z. Olszak proposed paraquaternionic analogy of these ideas applied to conformally flat almost pseudo-Kählerian as well as almost para-Kählerian manifolds [16]. Upadhyay studied bounding question for almost manifolds by looking at the equivalent description of them as infranil manifolds [17].

2. Preliminaries

Definition 1. With respect to tangent space given any point , it has a tangent space isometric to . If one has a metric (inner-product) in this space defined on every point , is called a Riemannian manifold.

Definition 2. A manifold with a Riemannian metric is a flat manifold such that it has zero curvature.

Definition 3. A differentiable manifold is said to be an almost complex manifold if there exists a linear map satisfying and is said to be an almost complex structure of , where is the identity (unit) operator on such that is the vector space and .

Theorem 4. The integrability of the almost complex structure implies a relation in the curvature. Let be coordinates on with the standard flat metric:(see [18]).

Definition 5. A (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold is conformally flat manifold if each point has a neighborhood that can be mapped to flat space by a conformal transformation. Let be a pseudo-Riemannian manifold.

Theorem 6. Let be conformally flat if, for each point in , there exists a neighborhood of and a smooth function defined on such that is flat. The function need not be defined on all of . Some authors use locally conformally flat to describe the above notion and reserve conformally flat for the case in which the function is defined on all of [19].

Definition 7. A pseudo--holomorphic curve is a smooth map from a Riemannian surface into an almost complex manifold such that it satisfies the Cauchy-Riemann equation [20].

Definition 8. A conformal map is a function which preserves angles as the most common case where the function is between domains in the complex plane. Conformal maps can be defined between domains in higher dimensional Euclidean spaces and more generally on a (semi-)Riemannian manifold.

Definition 9. Conformal geometry is the study of the set of angle-preserving (conformal) transformations on a space. In two real dimensions, conformal geometry is precisely the geometry of Riemannian surfaces. In more than two dimensions, conformal geometry may refer either to the study of conformal transformations of flat spaces (such as Euclidean spaces or spheres) or to the study of conformal manifolds which are Riemannian or pseudo-Riemannian manifolds with a class of metrics defined up to scale.

Definition 10. A conformal manifold is a differentiable manifold equipped with an equivalence class of (pseudo-)Riemann metric tensors, in which two metrics and are equivalent if and only ifwhere is a smooth positive function. An equivalence class of such metrics is known as a conformal metric or conformal class and a manifold with a conformal structure is called a conformal manifold [21].

3. Weyl Geometry

Conformal transformation for use in curved lengths has been revealed. The linear distance between two points can be found easily by Riemann metric. Many scientists have used the Riemann metric. Einstein was one of the first to study this field. Einstein discovered the Riemannian geometry and successfully used it to describe general relativity in the 1910 that is actually a classical theory for gravitation. But the universe is really completely not like Riemannian geometry. Each path between two points is not always linear. Also, orbits of moving objects may change during movement. So, each two points in space may not be linear geodesic. Then, a method is required for converting nonlinear distance to linear distance. Weyl introduced a metric with a conformal transformation in 1918. The basic concepts related to the topic are listed below [2224].

Definition 11. Two Riemann metrics and on are said to be conformally equivalent iff there exists a smooth function withIn this case, .

Definition 12. Let be an -dimensional smooth manifold. A pair , where a conformal structure on is an equivalence class of Riemann metrics on , is called a conformal structure.

Theorem 13. Let be a connection on and a fixed metric. is compatible with ; there exists a 1-form with .

Definition 14. A compatible torsion-free connection is called a Weyl connection. The triple is a Weyl structure.

Theorem 15. To each metric and 1-form , there corresponds a unique Weyl connection satisfying .

Definition 16. Define a function by , where is the connection guaranteed by Theorem 6. One says that corresponds to .

Proposition 17. (1) is surjective.

Proof. is surjective by Theorem 13.

(2) iff . Sowhere is a conformal structure. Note that a Riemann metric and a one-form determine a Weyl structure; namely, , where is the equivalence class of and .

Proof. Suppose that . We haveTherefore, . On the other hand, . Therefore, . Set . To show, and . To calculate

Theorem 18. A connection on the metric bundle of a conformal manifold naturally induces a map and (4) and conversely. Parallel translation of points in by the connection is the same as their translation by .

Theorem 19. Let be a torsion-free connection on the tangent bundle of and . If is a Kähler-Weyl structure, then the associated Weyl structure is trivial; that is, there is a conformally equivalent metric so that is Kähler and so that [2527].

Definition 20. Weyl curvature tensor is a measure of the curvature of spacetime or a pseudo-Riemannian manifold. Like the Riemannian curvature tensor, the Weyl tensor expresses the tidal force that a body feels when moving along a geodesic.

Definition 21. Weyl transformation is a local rescaling of the metric tensor: which produces another metric in the same conformal class. A theory or an expression invariant under this transformation is called conformally invariant, or is said to possess Weyl symmetry. The Weyl symmetry is an important symmetry in conformal field theory.

4. Complex Structures on Conformally Flat Manifold

In this section, Weyl structures on flat manifolds will be transferred to the mechanical system. Thus, the time-dependent Euler-Lagrange partial equations of motion of the dynamic system will be found. A flat manifold is something that locally looks like Euclidean space in terms of distances and angles. The basic example is Euclidean space with the usual metric . Any point on a flat manifold has a neighborhood isometric to a neighborhood in Euclidean space. A flat manifold is locally Euclidean in terms of distances and angles and merely topologically locally Euclidean, as all manifolds are. The simplest nontrivial examples occur as surfaces in four-dimensional space as the flat torus is a flat manifold. It is the image of .

Example 22. It vanishes if and only if is an integrable almost complex structure; that is, given any point , there exist local coordinates , , centered at , following structures taken fromThe above structures (7) have been taken from [28]. We will use and .

The Weyl tensor differs from the Riemannian curvature tensor in that it does not convey information on how the volume of the body changes. In dimensions and the Weyl curvature tensor vanishes identically. Also, the Weyl curvature is generally nonzero for dimensions ≥4. If the Weyl tensor vanishes in dimension ≥4, then the metric is locally conformally flat: there exists a local coordinate system in which the metric tensor is proportional to a constant tensor. This fact was a key component for gravitation and general relativity [29].

Proposition 23. If we extend (7) by means of conformal structure [19, 30], Theorem 19 and Definition 21, we can give equations as follows:such that they are base structures for Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations, where is a conformal complex structure to be similar to an integrable almost complex given in (7). From now on, we continue our studies thinking of the instead of Weyl manifolds . Now, denotes the structure of the holomorphic property:and in similar manner it is shown thatAs can be seen from (9) and (10) are the complex structures.

5. Euler-Lagrange Dynamics Equations

Definition 24 (see [3133]). Let be an -dimensional manifold and its tangent bundle with canonical projection . is called the phase space of velocities of the base manifold . Let be a differentiable function on and it is called the Lagrangian function. We consider closed 2-form on and . Consider the equationwhere the semispray is a vector field. Also, is a reducing function and . We will see that, for motion in a potential, is an energy function (, kinetic-potential energies) and a Liouville vector field. Here, denotes the differential of . We will see that (11) under a certain condition on is the intrinsic expression of the Euler-Lagrange equations of motion. This equation is named Euler-Lagrange dynamical equation. The triple is known as Euler-Lagrangian system on the tangent bundle . The operations run on (11) for any coordinate system . Infinite dimension Lagrangian's equation is obtained in the form below:

6. Conformal Weyl-Euler-Lagrangian Equations

Here, we, using (11), obtain Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations for classical and quantum mechanics on conformally flat manifold and it is shown by .

Proposition 25. Let be coordinate functions. Also, on , let be the vector field determined by . Then the vector field defined byis thought to be Weyl-Liouville vector field on conformally flat manifold . is the closed 2-form given by (11) such that , , , and . Also, the vertical differentiation is given where is the usual exterior derivation. Then, there is the following result. We can obtain Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations for classical and quantum mechanics on conformally flat manifold . We get the equations given byAlso,and then we findMoreover, the energy function of system isand the differential of is Using (11), we get first equations as follows:From hereIf we think of the curve , for all equations, as an integral curve of , that is, , we find the following equations:such that the differential equations (21) are named conformal Euler-Lagrange equations on conformally flat manifold which is shown in the form of . Also, therefore, the triple is called a conformal-Lagrangian mechanical system on .

7. Weyl-Euler-Lagrangian Equations for Conservative Dynamical Systems

Proposition 26. We choose , , and at (11) and, by considering (4), we can write Weyl-Lagrangian dynamic equation as follows:The second part (11), according to the law of conservation of energy [32], will not change for conservative dynamical systems and ,From (21) above . So, we can writeand these differential equations (24) are named Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations for conservative dynamical systems which are constructed on conformally flat manifold and therefore the triple is called a Weyl-Lagrangian mechanical system.

8. Equations Solving with Computer

The equations systems (21) and (24) have been solved by using the symbolic Algebra software and implicit solution is below:It is well known that an electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. The movement of objects in electrical, magnetic, and gravitational fields force is very important. For instance, on a weather map, the surface wind velocity is defined by assigning a vector to each point on a map. So, each vector represents the speed and direction of the movement of air at that point.

The location of each object in space is represented by three dimensions in physical space. The dimensions, which are represented by higher dimensions, are time, position, mass, and so forth. The number of dimensions of (25) will be reduced to three and behind the graphics will be drawn. First, implicit function at (25) will be selected as special. After the figure of (25) has been drawn for the route of the movement of objects in the electromagnetic field.

Example 27. Consider(see Figure 1).

9. Discussion

A classical field theory explains the study of how one or more physical fields interact with matter which is used in quantum and classical mechanics of physics branches. In this study, the Euler-Lagrange mechanical equations (21) and (24) derived on a generalized on flat manifolds may be suggested to deal with problems in electrical, magnetic, and gravitational fields force for the path of movement (26) of defined space moving objects [24].

Conflict of Interests

The author declares that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by the agency BAP of Pamukkale University.

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