Journal of Lie Theory 11 (2001), No. 1, 009--022
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2001
Reduction in Contact Geometry
Mathematisches Institut, Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
The notion of a moment map for (exact) contact manifolds is introduced. We prove a reduction theorem analogous to the Marsden-Weinstein theorem in the (exact) symplectic case. Furthermore the existence of a local normal form for the moment map in a neighborhood of a point in the zero moment level is proved. This implies a local slice theorem for contact transformation groups.
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