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By Konrad Schöbel

Konrad Schöbel goals to put the principles for a consequent algebraic geometric remedy of variable Separation, that is one of many oldest and strongest the right way to build particular recommendations for the elemental equations in classical and quantum physics. the current paintings finds a stunning algebraic geometric constitution at the back of the well-known record of separation coordinates, bringing jointly an excellent diversity of arithmetic and mathematical physics, from the overdue nineteenth century idea of separation of variables to fashionable moduli house thought, Stasheff polytopes and operads.

"I am quite inspired through his mastery of quite a few thoughts and his skill to teach sincerely how they have interaction to supply his results.” (Jim Stasheff)

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The space of algebraic curvature tensors on V and the space of symmetrised algebraic curvature tensors on V are isomorphic representations of GL(V ). 2a) S(w, y, x, z) − S(w, z, x, y) . 2b) Since the Nijenhuis torsion of K depends on K and its covariant derivative, ∇K, we need to express both in terms of the corresponding symmetrised algebraic curvature tensor S. 3. Up to a constant factor that can be neglected, we have Kx (v, w) = S(x, x, v, w) (∇u K)x (v, w) = 2S(x, u, v, w). 3b) Proof. 7). 3b) follows trivially.

4 Diagonal algebraic curvature tensors . . . . . 5 The residual action of the isometry group . . . . 2 Solution of the algebraic integrability conditions . 1 Reformulation of the first integrability condition . . 2 Integrability implies diagonalisability . . . . . 3 Solution of the second integrability condition . . . 4 Interpretation of the Killing-St¨ ackel variety . . 1 St¨ ackel systems and isokernel lines . . . . . . 2 Antisymmetric matrices and special conformal Killing tensors .

6b), we can interpret an algebraic curvature tensor R on V as a symmetric bilinear form on Λ2 V . We say that R is diagonal in an orthonormal basis {ei : 0 i n} of V , if it is diagonal as a bilinear form on Λ2 V in n}. In components, this the associated basis {ei ∧ ej : 0 i < j simply means that Rijkl = 0 unless {i, j} = {k, l}. We denote by K0 (Sn ) the vector space of Killing tensors on Sn that have a diagonal algebraic curvature tensor (with resprect to some fixed orthonormal basis in V ). We can now state the result that is central to Chapter 2.

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