Two-dimensional almost-Riemannian structures are generalized Riemannian structures on surfaces for which a local orthonormal frame is given by a Lie bracket generating pair of vector fields that can become collinear. We consider the Carnot–Carathéodory distance canonically associated with an almost-Riemannian structure and study the problem of Lipschitz equivalence between two such distances on the same compact oriented surface. We analyze the generic case, allowing in particular for the presence of tangency points, i.e., points where two generators of the distribution and their Lie bracket are linearly dependent. The main result of the paper provides a characterization of the Lipschitz equivalence class of an almost-Riemannian distance in terms of a labeled graph associated with it.

1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aCharlot, Grégoire1 aGhezzi, Roberta1 aSigalotti, Mario uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12220-011-9262-401113nas a2200145 4500008004100000245009600041210006900137260001300206300001200219490000700231520057100238100002000809700002400829856011400853 2012 en d00aOn a class of vector fields with discontinuity of divide-by-zero type and its applications0 aclass of vector fields with discontinuity of dividebyzero type a bSpringer a135-1580 v183 aWe study phase portraits and singular points of vector fields of a special type, that is, vector fields whose components are fractions with a common denominator vanishing on a smooth regular hypersurface in the phase space. We assume also some additional conditions, which are fulfilled, for instance, if the vector field is divergence-free. This problem is motivated by a large number of applications. In this paper, we consider three of them in the framework of differential geometry: singularities of geodesic flows in various singular metrics on surfaces.

1 aGhezzi, Roberta1 aRemizov, Alexey, O. uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/class-vector-fields-discontinuity-divide-zero-type-and-its-applications00991nas a2200169 4500008004100000245009900041210006900140260001300209300001200222490000800234520046000242100002100702700002300723700002000746700001900766856003600785 2011 en d00aThe sphere and the cut locus at a tangency point in two-dimensional almost-Riemannian geometry0 asphere and the cut locus at a tangency point in twodimensional a bSpringer a141-1610 v17 3 aWe study the tangential case in 2-dimensional almost-Riemannian geometry. We\\r\\nanalyse the connection with the Martinet case in sub-Riemannian geometry. We\\r\\ncompute estimations of the exponential map which allow us to describe the\\r\\nconjugate locus and the cut locus at a tangency point. We prove that this last\\r\\none generically accumulates at the tangency point as an asymmetric cusp whose branches are separated by the singular set.

1 aBonnard, Bernard1 aCharlot, Grégoire1 aGhezzi, Roberta1 aJanin, Gabriel uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/491400340nas a2200097 4500008004100000245006800041210006700109260001000176100002000186856003600206 2010 en d00aAlmost-Riemannian Geometry from a Control Theoretical Viewpoint0 aAlmostRiemannian Geometry from a Control Theoretical Viewpoint bSISSA1 aGhezzi, Roberta uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/470500493nas a2200109 4500008004100000245009300041210006900134100001700203700002300220700002000243856012000263 2010 eng d00aA normal form for generic 2-dimensional almost-Riemannian structures at a tangency point0 anormal form for generic 2dimensional almostRiemannian structures1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aCharlot, Grégoire1 aGhezzi, Roberta uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/normal-form-generic-2-dimensional-almost-riemannian-structures-tangency-point01439nas a2200181 4500008004300000245007000043210006800113260001300181300001200194490000700206520090200213100002501115700001701140700002301157700002001180700002101200856003601221 2010 en_Ud 00aTwo-dimensional almost-Riemannian structures with tangency points0 aTwodimensional almostRiemannian structures with tangency points bElsevier a793-8070 v273 aTwo-dimensional almost-Riemannian structures are generalized Riemannian structures on surfaces for which a local orthonormal frame is given by a Lie bracket generating pair of vector fields that can become collinear. We study the relation between the topological invariants of an almost-Riemannian structure on a compact oriented surface and the rank-two vector bundle over the surface which defines the structure. We analyse the generic case including the presence of tangency points, i.e. points where two generators of the distribution and their Lie bracket are linearly dependent. The main result of the paper provides a classification of oriented almost-Riemannian structures on compact oriented surfaces in terms of the Euler number of the vector bundle corresponding to the structure. Moreover, we present a Gauss-Bonnet formula for almost-Riemannian structures with tangency points.

1 aAgrachev, Andrei, A.1 aBoscain, Ugo1 aCharlot, Grégoire1 aGhezzi, Roberta1 aSigalotti, Mario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3870