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We extend a recent result of Burns, Guillemin and Uribe on the asymptotics of the spectral measure for the reduction metric on a toric variety to any toric metric on a toric variety.We show how this extended result together with the Tian–Yau–Zelditch asymptotic expansion can be used to deduce Abreu’s formula for the scalar curvature of a toric metric on a toric variety in terms of polytope data.
Almost toric manifolds form a class of singular Lagrangian fibered symplectic manifolds that include both toric manifolds and the K3 surface. We classify closed almost toric four-manifolds up to diffeomorphism and indicate precisely the structure of all almost toric fibrations of closed symplectic four-manifolds. A key step in the proof is a geometric classification of the singular integral affine structures that can occur on the base of an almost toric fibration of a closed four-manifold. As a byproduct we provide a geometric explanation for why a generic Lagrangian fibration over the two-sphere must have 24 singular fibers.
This paper explains an application of Gromov’s h-principle to prove the existence, on any orientable four-manifold, of a folded symplectic form. That is a closed two-form which is symplectic except on a separating hypersurface where the form singularities are like the pullback of a symplectic form by a folding map. We use the h-principle for folding maps (a theorem of Eliashberg) and the h-principle for symplectic forms on open manifolds (a theorem of Gromov) to show that, for orientable even-dimensional manifolds, the existence of a stable almost complex structure is necessary and sufficient to warrant the existence of a folded symplectic form.
We introduce the notion of symplectic microfolds and symplectic micromorphisms between them. They form a symmetric monoidal category, which is a version of the “category” of symplectic manifolds and canonical relations obtained by localizing them around Lagrangian submanifolds in the spirit of Milnor’s microbundles.
We present a discrete analog of the recently introduced Hamilton– Pontryagin variational principle in Lagrangian mechanics. This unifies two, previously disparate approaches to discrete Lagrangian mechanics: either using the discrete Lagrangian to define a finite version of Hamilton’s action principle, or treating it as a symplectic generating function. This is demonstrated for a discrete Lagrangian defined on an arbitrary Lie groupoid; the often encountered special case of the pair groupoid (or Cartesian square) is also given as a worked example.