Colloque des sciences mathématiques du Québec

26 janvier 2007 de 16 h 00 à 18 h 00 (heure de Montréal/HNE) Sur place

Turn Table, Tippy Tops, Tapped Turtles

Colloque par Tadashi Tokieda (Cambridge)

I will discuss, both verbally and through actual toy demonstrations, a number of nonholonomic problems. They exhibit signatures of integrability - conserved quantities, quasi-periodicity, etc. - but they do not fit into the current models of integrable systems. Other signatures are chirality and finite-time singularity, and I argue that these should be part of integrability in a generic nonholonomic problem.


UQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., salle SH-3420