||Duality of Singular Paths for (2,3,5)-Distributions
Ishikawa, Goo ,
Kitagawa, YumikoYukuno, Wataru
Journal of dynamical and control systems
171 , 2015-04-01 , Springer/Prenum Publishers
We show a duality which arises from distributions of Cartan type, having growth (2, 3, 5), from the viewpoint of geometric control theory. In fact, we consider the space of singular (or abnormal) paths on a given five-dimensional space endowed with a Cartan distribution, which form another five-dimensional space with a cone structure. We regard the cone structure as a control system and show that the space of singular paths of the cone structure is naturally identified with the original space. Moreover, we observe an asymmetry on this duality in terms of singular paths.