Isometry groups and geodesic foliations of Lorentz manifolds. Part I: Foundations of Lorentz dynamics [article]

Abdelghani Zeghib
1997 arXiv   pre-print
This is the first part of a series on non-compact groups acting isometrically on compact Lorentz manifolds. This subject was recently investigated by many authors. In the present part we investigate the dynamics of affine, and especially Lorentz transformations. In particular we show how this is related to geodesic foliations. The existence of geodesic foliations was (very succinctly) mentioned for the first time by D'Ambra and Gromov, who suggested that this may help in the classification of
more » ... mpact Lorentz manifolds with non-compact isometry groups. In the Part II of the series, a partial classification of compact Lorentz manifolds with non-compact isometry group will be achieved with the aid of geometrical tools along with the dynamical ones presented here.
arXiv:dg-ga/9711015v1 fatcat:rf7orvfznbdpfcolvr36lx7en4