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The Transversal Relative Equilibria of a Hamiltonian System with Symmetry

Authors
  • Patrick, G. W.
  • Roberts, R. M.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Feb 16, 1999
Submission Date
Feb 16, 1999
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0951-7715/13/6/311
arXiv ID: math/9902098
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We show that, given a certain transversality condition, the set of relative equilibria $\mcl E$ near $p_e\in\mcl E$ of a Hamiltonian system with symmetry is locally Whitney-stratified by the conjugacy classes of the isotropy subgroups (under the product of the coadjoint and adjoint actions) of the momentum-generator pairs $(\mu,\xi)$ of the relative equilibria. The dimension of the stratum of the conjugacy class (K) is $\dim G+2\dim Z(K)-\dim K$, where Z(K) is the center of K, and transverse to this stratum $\mcl E$ is locally diffeomorphic to the commuting pairs of the Lie algebra of $K/Z(K)$. The stratum $\mcl E_{(K)}$ is a symplectic submanifold of P near $p_e\in\mcl E$ if and only if $p_e$ is nondegenerate and K is a maximal torus of G. We also show that there is a dense subset of G-invariant Hamiltonians on P for which all the relative equilibria are transversal. Thus, generically, the types of singularities that can be found in the set of relative equilibria of a Hamiltonian system with symmetry are those types found amongst the singularities at zero of the sets of commuting pairs of certain Lie subalgebras of the symmetry group.

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