Dr Paul Skerritt
Academic and research departmentsDepartment of Computer Science.
Recently Ohsawa (Lett Math Phys 105:1301–1320, 2015) has studied the Marsden–Weinstein–Meyer quotient of the manifold T ∗Rn × T ∗R2n2 under a O(2n)-symmetry and has used this quotient to describe the relationship between two different parametrisations of Gaussian wave packet dynamics commonly used in semiclassical mechanics. In this paper, we suggest a new interpretation of (a subset of) the unreduced space as being the frame bundle F(T ∗Rn) of T ∗Rn. We outline some advantages of this interpretation and explain how it can be extended to more general symplectic manifolds using the notion of the diagonal lift of a symplectic form due to Cordero and de León (Rend Circ Mat Palermo 32:236–271, 1983).
In this paper we present two dual pairs that can be seen as the linear analogues of the following two dual pairs related to fluids: the EPDiff dual pair due to Holm and Marsden, and the ideal fluid dual pair due to Marsden and Weinstein.