Hamilton-Jacobi methods for Vakonomic Mechanics

Diogo Gomes*

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We extend the theory of Aubry-Mather measures to Hamiltonian systems that arise in vakonomic mechanics and sub-Riemannian geometry. We use these measures to study the asymptotic behavior of (vakonomic) action-minimizing curves, and prove a bootstrapping result to study the partial regularity of solutions of convex, but not strictly convex, Hamilton-Jacobi equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-257
Number of pages25
JournalNonlinear Differential Equations and Applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007


  • Hamilton-Jacobi equations
  • Mother theory
  • Vakonomic mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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