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Submanifolds Of Maximal Nullity In Symmetric Spaces


A non-totally-geodesic submanifold of relative nullity n — 1 in a symmetric space M is a cylinder over one of the following submanifolds: a surface F 2 of nullity 1 in a totally geodesic submanifold N3M locally isometric to S 2(c) × ℝ or H 2(c) × ℝ; a submanifold F k+1 spanned by a totally geodesic submanifold F k(c) of constant curvature moving by a special curve in the isometry group of M; a submanifold F k+l of nullity k in a flat totally geodesic submanifold of M; a curve.

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Nikolayevsky, Y. Submanifolds Of Maximal Nullity In Symmetric Spaces. Results. Math. 36, 313–330 (1999).

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1991 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 53B25
  • 53C35
  • 53B20
  • 53C30

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  • relative nullity
  • symmetric space