Monday, April 8, 2013

1304.1616 (Francis Valiquette)

Solving Local Equivalence Problems with the Equivariant Moving Frame

Francis Valiquette
Given a Lie pseudo-group action, an equivariant moving frame exists in the neighborhood of a submanifold jet provided the action is free and regular. For local equivalence problems the freeness requirement cannot always be satisfied and in this paper we show that, with the appropriate modifications and assumptions, the equivariant moving frame constructions extend to submanifold jets where the pseudo-group does not act freely at any order. Once this is done, we review the solution to the local equivalence problem of submanifolds within the equivariant moving frame framework. This offers an alternative approach to Cartan's equivalence method based on the theory of G-structures.
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