## Geometric Mechanics Seminar Series

**June 29, 1993** -- Scott Bortoff (University of Toronto)

The Acrobot as a Testbed for
Nonlinear Control

**June 24, 1993** -- Brett Zombro (University of Maryland)*
*

Relative Equilibria for the Dynamics
of a Classical Ozone Molecule

**June 22, 1993** -- Maung Min-oo (McMaster University)

Rigidity and Deformation of Space Forms

**June 10, 1993** -- Michael J. Enos (The Fields Institute)

On the Controllability and Time-Optimal
Control of a Nonholonomic Mechanical System with Drift

**June 8, 1993** -- Rudolf Schmid (Emory University)

BRST Symmetries and Anomalies

**May 25, 1993** -- Tudor Ratiu (University of California at
Santa Cruz)

A Sympletic Slice Theorem

**May 18, 1993** -- Robert McLachlan (University of Colorado
at Boulder)

Lie-Poisson Integration

**May 12, 1993** -- Miroslav Lovric (McMaster University)

Ricci Flow on Manifolds and Applications

**April 27, 1993** -- Ute A. Mueller (Arnold Sommerfeld Institut
fuer Theoretische Physik TU Clausthal, Germany)

Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces
and their Relation to Quantisation Methods

**April 20, 1993** -- Richard Atkins (The Fields Institute)

When is a Connection on a Surface
A Metric Connection?

**April 1, 13, 1993** -- Marcus Kriele (University of Waterloo)

Geodesics in Type Changing, Psuedo
Riemannian Manifolds

**April 6, 1993** -- Wolfgang Kliemann (Iowa State University)

Chaos, Noise and Control of
Dynamical Systems

**March 30, 1993 **-- Zhong Ge (The Fields Institute)

A Geometric Description of SL(2)
Manifolds

**March 16, 1993** -- Velimir Jurjevic (University of Toronto)

Variational Problems on Lie
Groups

**March 2, 1993** -- Willem Sluis (The Fields Instutite)

*An Optimal Control Problem
for Curves in Euclidean Three Space*

and

Natural Curves in Classical Geometries

**February 23, 1993** -- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

An Optimal Control Problem
for Curves in Euclidean Three Space (Part II)

**February 16, 1993** -- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

An Optimal Control Problem
for Curves in Euclidean Three Space (Part I)

**December 8, 1992** -- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems: Moving Frames and theh
Pontryagin Maximum Principle

**November 24, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part IX)

**November 17, 1992**-- *Zhong Ge (The Fields Institute)*

The Maximum Principle of Pontryagin:An Introduction

**November 3, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part VIII)

**October 27, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part VII)

**October 20, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part VI)

**October 13, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part V)

**October 6, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part IV)

**September 29, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part III)

**September 22, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part II)

**September 15, 1992**-- William F. Shadwick (The Fields Institute
and University of Waterloo)

Cartan's Theory of Differential Systems (Part I)