Sergey Pekarsky, Jerrold E. Marsden, "Abstract mechanical connection and abelian reconstruction for almost Kähler manifolds", Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 1, Article ID 980379, 28 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1110757X01000043
Abstract mechanical connection and abelian reconstruction for almost Kähler manifolds
When the phase space of a Hamiltonian -system has an almost Kähler structure a preferred connection, called abstract mechanical connection, can be defined by declaring horizontal spaces at each point to be metric orthogonal to the tangent to the group orbit. Explicit formulas for the corresponding connection one-form are derived in terms of the momentum map, symplectic and complex structures. Such connection can play the role of the reconstruction connection (due to the work of A. Blaom), thus significantly simplifying computations of the corresponding dynamic and geometric phases for an Abelian group . These ideas are illustrated using the example of the resonant three-wave interaction. Explicit formulas for the connection one-form and the phases are given together with some new results on the symmetry reduction of the Poisson structure.
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