-linear vector fields on manifolds

Author:
William Perrizo

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **196** (1974), 289-312

MSC:
Primary 58F99

MathSciNet review:
0368082

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Abstract: The classical study of a flow near a fixed point is generalized by composing, at each point in the manifold, the flow derivative with a parallel translation back along the flow. Circumstances under which these compositions form a one-parameter group are studied. From the point of view of the linear frame bundle, the condition is that the canonical lift commute with its horizontal part (with respect to some metric connection). The connection form applied to the lift coincides with the infinitesimal generator of the one-parameter group. Analysis of this matrix provides dynamical information about the flow. For example, if such flows are equicontinuous, they have uniformly bounded derivatives and therefore the enveloping semigroup is a Lie transformation group. Subclasses of ergodic, minimal, and weakly mixing flows with integral invariants are determined according to the eigenvalues of the matrices. Such examples as Lie algebra flows, infinitesimal affine transformations, and the geodesic flows on manifolds of constant negative curvature are examined.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1974-0368082-2

Keywords:
-linear,
lift,
enveloping semigroup,
ergodic,
minimal

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