Using the Hofer metric, we construct, under a certain condition, a bi-invariant distance on the identity component in the group of strictly contact diffeomorphisms of a compact regular contact manifold. We also show that the Hofer metric on Ham(M) has a right-invariant (but not left invariant) extension to the identity component in the groups of symplectic diffeomorphisms of certain symplectic manifolds.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Political Science and International Relations
- Geometry and Topology