52 research outputs found

    Angular Momenta of Relative Equilibrium Motions and Real Moment Map Geometry

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    Chenciner and Jimenez Perez showed that the range of the spectra of the angular momenta of all the rigid motions of a fixed central configuration in a general Euclidean space form a convex polytope. In this note we explain how this result follows from a general real convexity theorem of O Shea and Sjamaar in symplectic geometry. Finally, we provide a representation theoretic description of the pushforward of the normalized measure under the real moment map for Riemannian symmetric pairs.Comment: 23 page

    On the Regularization of the Kepler Problem

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    We show that for the Kepler problem the canonical Ligon-Schaaf regularization map can be understood in a straightforward manner as an adaptation of the Moser regularization. In turn this explains the hidden symmetry in a geometric way.Comment: 12 page

    Geometric structures on the complement of a projective arrangement

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    Consider a complex projective space with its Fubini-Study metric. We study certain one parameter deformations of this metric on the complement of an arrangement (=a finite union of hyperplanes) whose Levi-Civita connection is of Dunkl type--interesting examples are obtained from the arrangements defined by finite complex reflection groups. We determine a parameter interval for which the metric is locally of Fubini-Study type, flat, or complex-hyperbolic. We find a finite subset of this interval for which we get a complete orbifold or at least a Zariski open subset thereof, and we analyze these cases in some detail (e.g., we determine their orbifold fundamental group). In this set-up, the principal results of Deligne-Mostow on the Lauricella hypergeometric differential equation and work of Barthel-Hirzebruch-Hoefer on arrangements in a projective plane appear as special cases. Along the way we produce in a geometric manner all the pairs of complex reflection groups with isomorphic discriminants, thus providing a uniform approach to work of Orlik-Solomon.Comment: 70 pages, v2: We give a better (sharper) formulation of the main result and added some reference

    Hyperbolic Structures and Root Systems

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    We discuss the construction of a one parameter family of complex hyperbolic structures on the complement of a toric mirror arrangement associated with a simply laced root system. Subsequently we find conditions for which parameter values this leads to ball quotients
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