Applications of the Lie Symmetries to Solve Mechanical Problems
At the end of the course, the student should be able to obtain the Lie symmetries of a problem encountered in engineering and be able to reduce the order of the systems of differential equations to obtain the analytical solution.
This course was offered in February of 2021 to the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica of Unesp-Ilha Solteira with the support of Prof. Dr. Adrián Ruiz and Prof. Dr. Samuel da Silva.
Introduction to the Lie symmetries
The importance of Lie symmetries and their uses;
Objectives of the course;
Prolongations and their generators;
Computation of the Lie symmetries for mechanical systems
Modeling of mechanical systems;
How to obtain the Lie symmetries of mechanical systems;
Application of the Lie theorem.
Resolution of mechanical systems via Lie symmetries
Reduction of order;
Change of variables;
Interpretation of the physical meaning of the infinitesimal generators.
Use of the Maple software in the context of the Lie symmetries
Libraries used for Lie symmetries use;
Prolongation of the transformations and their generators;