## An estimate for the entropy of Hamiltonian flows

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2006-04-18T12:42:32Z

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In the paper we present a generalization to Hamiltonian flows on symplectic manifolds of the estimate proved by Ballmann and Wojtkovski in \cite{BaWoEnGeo} for the dynamical entropy of the geodesic flow on a compact Riemannian manifold of nonpositive sectional curvature. Given such a Riemannian manifold $M,$ Ballmann and Wojtkovski proved that the dynamical entropy $h_{\mu}$ of the geodesic flow on $M$ satisfies the following inequality: $$ h_{\mu} \geq \int_{SM} \traccia \sqrt{-K(v)} d\mu(v), $$ \noindent where $v$ is a unit vector in $T_pM$, if $p$ is a point in $M$, $SM$ is the unit tangent bundle on $M,$ $K(v)$ is defined as $K(v) = \mathcal{R}(\cdot,v)v$, with $\mathcal{R}$ Riemannian curvature of $M$, and $\mu$ is the normalized Liouville measure on $SM$.

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J. Dyn. Control Syst. 13 (2007) 55-67