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By I. M. James, E. H. Kronheimer

Eighteen specifically commissioned essays honor Hugh Bowker, the special Canadian topologist and canopy quite a few parts together with common topology, algebraic topology and similar topics akin to knot idea and graph idea.

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1. 8, p. 10 of Wallach [26]. 1 is satisfied. If Uan US r 0, then -1 a • "'s : ua nus x a: ... ua nus x By 2) above we have 1) -1 (a • "'s ) (x,v) (x, gaS(x)v) and v e: a: Furthermore, a: - {0} is C00 • a: DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 16 It is easily checked that 2) on uan ull nuy. Note. 2) is just the condition og 0 written multiplica- tively. Since Ua n Ull is contractible, there is hall e: c"' cua n u 13 ;a:) so that 3) Now 2) implies that If x e: uanu 13 nuy hall(x) 4) for + then hlly(x) - hay(x) x e: ua n ull n UY Clearly, c e: Then is independent of the choices made in its defini- of L.

We denote w ef f w or w if we must deal with more than one orbit at a time. SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY 45 We note that if acts on ef g E G, then g*wf by diffeomorphisms preserving that under suitable conditions on wf • We will see G all homogeneous symplec- tic manifolds are (locally) of the form cef,w f ), f € g*. We now give an example of this construction. 4. (a) G {XEMn+l (a:) I tx = -x, tr X su(n+l) g {gESL(n+l,11:) I tg= g-l} SU(n+l) Let [': x the n x n identity matrix.

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