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Generalized Jacobi morphisms in variational sequences. (English) Zbl 1028.58022
Slovák, Jan (ed.) et al., The proceedings of the 21th winter school “Geometry and physics”, Srní, Czech Republic, January 13-20, 2001. Palermo: Circolo Matemàtico di Palermo, Suppl. Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo, II. Ser. 69, 195-208 (2002).
Summary: We provide a geometric interpretation of generalized Jacobi morphisms in the framework of finite order variational sequences.
Jacobi morphisms arise classically as an outcome of an invariant decomposition of the second variation of a Lagrangian. Here they are characterized in the context of generalized Lagrangian symmetries in terms of variational Lie derivatives of generalized Euler-Lagrange morphisms. We introduce the variational vertical derivative and stress its link with the classical concept of variation. The relation with generalized Helmholtz morphisms is also clarified.
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