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Published online: 2015-10-29
On the group of germs of contact transformationsAna Rita Martins and Orlando Neto (1) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
(2) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
We show that the germ of a contact transformation $\Phi$ can be written in a unique way as a product $\Phi_1\Phi_2$, where $\Phi_1$ only depends on the derivative of $\Phi$ and the derivative of $\Phi_2$ is trivial. We show that each contact transformation with trivial derivative can be constructed solving a convenient Cauchy problem.
Keywords: Contact geometry, Legendrian varieties
Martins Ana Rita, Neto Orlando: On the group of germs of contact transformations. Port. Math. 72 (2015), 393-406. doi: 10.4171/PM/1972