# General Variation of Integral Functional/Dependent on N Functions/Canonical Variables

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## Theorem

Let $\delta J$ be a general variation of integral functional dependent on n functions.

Suppose a following coordinate transformation is done:

- $\set {x, \ldots y_i, \ldots, \ldots, y_i', \ldots, F} \to \set {x, \ldots, y_i, \ldots, \ldots p', \ldots, H}, i = \tuple {1, \ldots, n}$

Then, in canonical variables:

- $\displaystyle \delta J = \int_{x_0}^{x_1} \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \paren {F_{y_i} - \dfrac {\d {p_i} } {\d x} } \map {h_i} x \rd x + \intlimits {\sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n p_i \delta y_i - H \delta x} {x \mathop = x_0} {x \mathop = x_1}$

where:

\(\displaystyle \bigvalueat {\delta x} {x \mathop = x_j}\) | \(=\) | \(\displaystyle \delta x_j\) | |||||||||||

\(\displaystyle \bigvalueat {\delta y_i} {x \mathop = x_j}\) | \(=\) | \(\displaystyle \delta_i^j\) | |||||||||||

\(\displaystyle j\) | \(=\) | \(\displaystyle \tuple {0, 1}\) |

## Proof

## Sources

- 1963: I.M. Gelfand and S.V. Fomin:
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