Integrability versus topology of configuration manifolds and domains of possible motions

Research paper by M. Rudnev, V. Ten

Indexed on: 24 Jan '05Published on: 24 Jan '05Published in: Mathematics - Dynamical Systems


We establish a generic sufficient condition for a compact $n$-dimensional manifold bearing an integrable geodesic flow to be the $n$-torus. As a complementary result, we show that in the case of domains of possible motions with boundary, the first Betti number of the domain of possible motions may be arbitrarily large.