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Kähler polarization

Context

Geometric quantization

Physics

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theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Symplectic geometry

Complex geometry

Contents

Idea

A Kähler polarization of a symplectic manifold is a polarization of induced by a compatible Kähler manifold structure.

𝒫T TX \mathcal{P} \subset T_{\mathbb{C}} T X
𝒫𝒫¯=0 \mathcal{P} \cap \overline{\mathcal{P}} = 0
𝒫={Jviv|vTX} \mathcal{P} = \left\{J v - i v \;|\; v \in T X \right\}

Given a prequantization of this by a holomorphic line bundle, then the polarized sections are the holomorphic sections.

Hence the concept of Kähler polarization is that special case of polarization which connects most intimately the symplectic geometry to complex analytic geometry. The generalization of this from complex analytic geometry to more general algebraic geometry is the concept of a polarized algebraic variety.

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References

Discussion of the functoriality of Kähler polarization quantization with respect to the choice of metaplectically corrected Kähler structure is in section 3 of

  • Lauridsen, Aspects of quantum mathematics – Hitchin connections and the AJ conjecture, PhD thesis Aarhus 2010 (pdf)

Revised on June 17, 2014 09:15:43 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.130.129)