Author: L. Vitagliano
We generalize the lagrangian-hamiltonian formalism of Skinner and Rusk to
higher order field theories on fiber bundles. As a byproduct we solve the long
standing problem of defining, in a coordinate free manner, a hamiltonian
formalism for higher order lagrangian field theories, which does only depend on
the action functional and, therefore, unlike previously proposed formalisms, is
free from any relevant ambiguity.
See also arXiv: 0905.4580.
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