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Commutative conservation laws for geodesic flows of metrics admitting projective symmetry. Approximation spaces. (English) Zbl 1330.53113
Bolsinov, A. V. et al., Topological methods in the theory of integrable systems. Cambridge: Cambridge Scientific Publishers (ISBN 978-1-904868-42-2/hbk). 271-287 (2006).
Let \(X\) be a vector field on a Riemannian manifold \((M,g)\). It is a projective symmetry if the local flow maps geodesics of \(g\) to geodesics, as unparameterised curves. The author defines, from successive derivatives of \(g\) by \(X\), an increasing family of vector spaces of morphisms of \(TM\), which are called approximation spaces. It is proven that the dimensions of these spaces give lower bounds on the number of independent, involutive integrals of the geodesic flow of \(g\). Some examples are reviewed in the final section.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1142.37001].
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