The Geometry of Partial Order on Contact Transformations of Prequantization Manifolds

  • Gabi Ben Simon
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 279)


In this chapter we find a connection between the Hofer metric of the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms of a closed symplectic manifold, with an integral symplectic form, and the geometry, defined in (12), of the quantomorphisms group of its prequantization manifold. This gives two main results: First, we calculate, partly, the geometry of the quantomorphism group of a prequantization manifold of an integral symplectic manifold which admits a certain Lagrangian foliation. Second, for every prequantization manifold we give a formula for the distance between a point and a distinguished curve in the metric space associated to its group of quantomorphisms. Moreover, our first result is a full computation of the geometry related to the symplectic linear group which can be considered as a subgroup of the contactomorphism group of suitable prequantization manifolds of complex projective space. In the course of the proof we use in an essential way the Maslov quasimorphism.


Partial Order Universal Cover Symplectic Manifold Contact Structure Hamiltonian Vector 
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsETHZürichSwitzerland

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