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Volume 18, Issue 4


Skew symmetric logarithms and geodesics on On(ℝ)

Alberto Dolcetti
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Published Online: 2018-07-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/advgeom-2018-0012


We investigate the connections between the differential-geometric properties of the exponential map from the space of real skew symmetric matrices onto the group of real special orthogonal matrices and the manifold of real orthogonal matrices equipped with the Riemannian structure induced by the Frobenius metric.

Keywords: Skew symmetric and orthogonal matrices; Singular Value Decomposition of skew symmetric matrices; Pfaffian; exponential map; skew symmetric and principal logarithms; trace and Frobenius metrics; Riemannian manifolds; geodesic curves; diameter; pairs of (weakly) diametral orthogonal matrices

MSC 2010: 15A16; 53C22


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About the article

Received: 2015-07-13

Revised: 2016-08-22

Published Online: 2018-07-20

Published in Print: 2018-10-25

Funding: This research was partially supported by MIUR-PRIN: “Varietà reali e complesse: geometria, topologia e analisi armonica” and by GNSAGA-INdAM.

Citation Information: Advances in Geometry, Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 495–507, ISSN (Online) 1615-7168, ISSN (Print) 1615-715X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/advgeom-2018-0012.

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