Hamiltonian systems and the calculus of differential forms on the wasserstein space

by Kim, Hwa Kil

Abstract (Summary)
This thesis consists of two parts. In the first part, we study stability properties of Hamil- tonian systems on the Wasserstein space. Let H be a Hamiltonian satisfying conditions imposed in the work of Ambrosio and Gangbo. We regularize H via Moreau-Yosida ap- proximation to get H_{ au} and denote by u_{ au} a solution of system with the new Hamiltonian H_{ au} . Suppose H_{ au} converges to H as { au} tends to zero. We show u_{ au} converges to u and u is a solution of a Hamiltonian system which is corresponding to the Hamiltonian H. At the end of first part, we give a sufficient condition for the uniqueness of Hamiltonian systems. In the second part, we develop a general theory of differential forms on the Wasserstein space. Our main result is to prove an analogue of Greens theorem for 1-forms and show that every closed 1-form on the Wasserstein space is exact. If the Wasserstein space were a manifold in the classical sense, this result wouldnt be worthy of mention. Hence, the first cohomology group, in the sense of de Rham, vanishes.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Gangbo, Wilfrid; Loss, Michael; Pan, Ronghua; Swiech, Andrzej; Tannenbaum, Allen

School:Georgia Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/01/2009

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