DIPS 2/2009 [tex source, PostScript, PDF file, dvi]

Title: The Lagrangian-Hamiltonian Formalism for Higher Order Field Theories.

Author: L. Vitagliano

We generalize the lagrangian-hamiltonian formalism of Skinner and Rusk to higher order field theories on fiber bundles. As a byproduct we solve the long standing problem of defining, in a coordinate free manner, a hamiltonian formalism for higher order lagrangian field theories, which does only depend on the action functional and, therefore, unlike previously proposed formalisms, is free from any relevant ambiguity.

See also arXiv: 0905.4580.

26 pages, LaTeX-2e.

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