S-equivalence and symmetries of first-order differential systems

S. Hojman, F. Zertuche

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We prove that for first-order differential systems the set of S-equivalent transformations of Lagrangians coincides with the set of symmetry transformations of their equations of the motion. Noetherian symmetries are never enough to cover the whole set of symmetries of dynamical equations, even if the equations are of first order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1985


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