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Synonyms for geodesic

(mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)

of or relating to or determined by geodesy

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Audin starts with an able introduction to integrable systems, including symplectic manifolds, Hamiltonian systems, completely integrable systems, and geodesic flows.
A few specific topics explored are stochastic evolution of inviscid Burger fluid, singular solutions for geodesic flows of Vlasov moments, and reality problems in soliton theory.