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Integrable Systems in the Realm of Algebraic Geometry / Edition 2

Integrable Systems in the Realm of Algebraic Geometry / Edition 2

by Pol VanhaeckePol Vanhaecke


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This book treats the general theory of Poisson structures and integrable systems on affine varieties in a systematic way. Special attention is drawn to algebraic completely integrable systems. Several integrable systems are constructed and studied in detail and a few applications of integrable systems to algebraic geometry are worked out.
In the second edition some of the concepts in Poisson geometry are clarified by introducting Poisson cohomology; the Mumford systems are constructed from the algebra of pseudo-differential operators, which clarifies their origin; a new explanation of the multi Hamiltonian structure of the Mumford systems is given by using the loop algebra of sl(2); and finally Goedesic flow on SO(4) is added to illustrate the linearizatin algorith and to give another application of integrable systems to algebraic geometry.

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ISBN-13: 9783540423379
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/06/2001
Series: Lecture Notes in Mathematics , #1638
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2001
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: II. Integrable Hamiltonian systems on affine Poisson varieties: 1. Introduction.- 2. Affine Poisson varieties and their morphisms.- 3. Integrable Hamiltonian systems and their morphisms.- 4. Integrable Hamiltonian systems on other spaces.- III. Integrable Hamiltonian systems and symmetric products of curves: 1. Introduction.- 2. The systems and their integrability.- 3. The geometry of the level manifolds.- IV. Interludium: the geometry of Abelian varieties 1. Introduction.- 2. Divisors and line bundles.- 3. Abelian varieties.- 4. Jacobi varieties.- 5. Abelian surfaces of type (1,4).- V. Algebraic completely integrable Hamiltonian systems: 1. Introduction.- 2. A.c.i. systems.- 3. Painlev analysis for a.c.i. systems.- 4. The linearization of two-dimensional a.c.i. systems.- 5. Lax equations.- VI. The Mumford systems 1. Introduction.- 2. Genesis.- 3. Multi-Hamiltonian structure and symmetries.- 4. The odd and the even Mumford systems.- 5. The general case.- VII. Two-dimensional a.c.i. systems and applications 1. Introduction.- 2. The genus two Mumford systems.- 3. Application: generalized Kummersurfaces.- 4. The Garnier potential.- 5. An integrable geodesic flow on SO(4).- 6. The Hnon-Heiles hierarchy.- 7. The Toda lattice.- References.- Index.

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