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Equivariant Morse Theory for Flows and an Application to the N-Body Problem
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society
Vol. 297, No. 1 (Sep., 1986), pp. 41-52
Published by: American Mathematical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2000454
Page Count: 12
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In this paper, using Conley's index and equivariant cohomology, some Morse type inequalities are deduced for a flow equivariant with respect to the action of a compact topological group. In the case of a gradient flow induced by a nondegenerate smooth function these inequalities coincide with those described by R. Bott. The theory is applied to the study of the central configurations of N-bodies.
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