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Remarks on Grassmannian symmetric spaces

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Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Archivum Mathematicum
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Faculty of Education

Field General mathematics
Keywords parabolic geometries; Weyl structures; almost Grassmannian structures; symmetric spaces
Description The classical concept of affine locally symmetric spaces allows a generalization for various geometric structures on a smooth manifold. We remind the notion of symmetry for parabolic geometries and we summarize the known facts for |1|-graded parabolic geometries and for almost Grassmannian structures, in particular. As an application of two general constructions with parabolic geometries, we present an example of non-flat Grassmannian symmetric space. Next we observe there is a distinguished torsion-free affine connection preserving the Grassmannian structure so that, with respect to this connection, the Grassmannian symmetric space is an affine symmetric space in the classical sense.
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