Jacobi-Maupertuis metric and Kepler equation

Sumanto Chanda, Gary William Gibbons, Partha Guha

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This paper studies the application of the Jacobi-Eisenhart lift, Jacobi metric and Maupertuis transformation to the Kepler system. We start by reviewing fundamentals and the Jacobi metric. Then we study various ways to apply the lift to Kepler-related systems: first as conformal description and Bohlin transformation of Hooke's oscillator, second in contact geometry and third in Houri's transformation [T. Houri, Liouville integrability of Hamiltonian systems and spacetime symmetry (2016), www.geocities.jp/football-physician/publication.html], coupled with Milnor's construction [J. Milnor, On the geometry of the Kepler problem, Am. Math. Mon. 90 (1983) 353-365] with eccentric anomaly.

Original languageBritish English
Article number1730002
JournalInternational Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • canonical transformation
  • geodesic flow
  • Jacobi metric
  • Kepler equation
  • Maupertuis principle


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