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The theory of contact transformations i. By contrast with Riemannian geometry, where the curvature provides a local invariant of Riemannian manifolds, Darboux's theorem states that all symplectic manifolds are locally isomorphic.

Solution Process The solution process for a first order linear differential equation is as follows. Integrate both sides, make sure you properly deal with the constant of integration. This notion can also be defined locally, i. Make sure that you do this.

By contrast with Riemannian geometry

However, it is in general possible to find n-dimensional embedded or immersed submanifolds whose tangent spaces lie inside the contact field. Most problems are actually easier to work by using the process instead of using the formula. Next, solve for the solution. It is close to symplectic geometry and like the latter, it originated in questions of classical mechanics. The general solution is derived below.

We will want to simplify the integrating factor as much as possible in all cases and this fact will help with that simplification. Any two regular curves are locally isometric. If not rewrite tangent back into sines and cosines and then use a simple substitution.