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1. Examples ofLagrangian Manifolds. 1) A smooth curve on a symplectic surface is Lagrangian. A smooth curve on a symplectic manifold is isotropic and a hypersurface is coisotropic. 2) Let M=T*X, let a be the action I-form on M and w=da the canonical symplectic structure. A I-form on a manifold associates to a point of the manifold a covector at that point. We shall speak of the graph of the I-form to mean the totality of these covectors. The graph of a closed I-form on X is a Lagrangian submanifold of M.

1 this construction is set forth and the properties of the "conservation laws" of classical mechanics are formulated in the language of the Poisson bracket. The remainder of the sec ti on is devoted to an important generalization of the concept of a symplectic structure, which takes as its foundation the properties of the Poisson bracket. 1. The Lie Algebra of Hamiltonian Functions. Let M be a symplectic manifold. e. a correspondence between differential 1forms and vector fields on M, according to the rule w(·, n) = ~ (-).

Givental' 30 Therefore the quotient space M = GIG1!. is a smooth symplectic manifold. The functions Ql' P2 (mod Z) give a mapping M -+ T 2 which is a fibration over the torus T 2 with fibre T 2 , therefore M is compact. ]. J is generated by the element bdb- 1 d- 1 = a; therefore dimcHl(M, q = 3-the dimension of the onedimensional cohomology space of M is odd! But from the Hodge decomposition it folIo ws that for a Kähler manifold the cohomology spaces in the odd dimensions are even-dimensional.

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