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Involution and constrained dynamics: I. The Dirac approach

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Involution and constrained dynamics : I. The Dirac approach. / Seiler, W. M.; Tucker, Robin.

In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General , Vol. 28, No. 15, 07.08.1995, p. 4431-4451.

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Seiler, WM & Tucker, R 1995, 'Involution and constrained dynamics: I. The Dirac approach', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General , vol. 28, no. 15, pp. 4431-4451. https://doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/28/15/022

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Seiler, W. M., & Tucker, R. (1995). Involution and constrained dynamics: I. The Dirac approach. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General , 28(15), 4431-4451. https://doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/28/15/022

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Seiler WM, Tucker R. Involution and constrained dynamics: I. The Dirac approach. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General . 1995 Aug 7;28(15):4431-4451. https://doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/28/15/022

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Seiler, W. M. ; Tucker, Robin. / Involution and constrained dynamics : I. The Dirac approach. In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General . 1995 ; Vol. 28, No. 15. pp. 4431-4451.

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