On the structure of germs of vector fields in ℝ3 whose linear part generates rotations

  • Freddy DUMORTIER
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1125)


Our aim is to study germs of singularities of vector fields in ℝ3 whose linear part generates a 1-parameter group of rotations.

We describe how under very general conditions the ∞-jet of the vector field can give information as well on the existence of an invariant C line and invariant C cones as on the topology of the singularity. In finite codimension the weak-C°-equivalence class (which is the same as the weak-C°-conjugacy class) is revealed to be determined by a finite jet.

The same is true for the C°-equivalence class of germs in normal form.

However the genuine C°-equivalence class is not necessarily determined by a finite jet, even not by the ∞-jet. There exist non-stabilisable 9-jets, unavoidable in generic 60-parameter families of vector fields on 3-manifolds.


Vector Field Normal Form Conjugacy Class Characteristic Line Finite Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freddy DUMORTIER
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  1. 1.Limburgs Universitair CentrumUniversitaire CampusDiepenbeekBelgium

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