an:02063845
Zbl 1156.01313
Brouzet, Robert
The double origin of the symplectic group
FR
Expo. Math. 22, No. 1, 55-82 (2004).
00101713
2004
j
01A55 01A60
Summary: The goal of this paper is the description of the mathematical contexts which allowed the emergence of one of the so called classical groups, namely the symplectic group, by which the word `symplectic' appeared in mathematics. We show that it has a double origin, one in the line complexes of the projective geometry and the other one, in some questions about transformations of abelian integrals.