# canonical transformation

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## canonical transformation

[kə′nän·ə·kəl ‚tranz·fər′mā·shən]
(mathematics)
Any function which has a standard form, depending on the context.
(mechanics)
A transformation which occurs among the coordinates and momenta describing the state of a classical dynamical system and which leaves the form of Hamilton's equations of motion unchanged. Also known as contact transformation.
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