We 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.

PB - Springer VL - 17 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/4914 U1 - 4692 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications U4 - -1 ER - TY - RPRT T1 - Stability of planar nonlinear switched systems Y1 - 2006 A1 - Ugo Boscain A1 - Grégoire Charlot A1 - Mario Sigalotti AB - We consider the time-dependent nonlinear system ˙ q(t) = u(t)X(q(t)) + (1 − u(t))Y (q(t)), where q ∈ R2, X and Y are two smooth vector fields, globally asymptotically stable at the origin and u : [0,∞) → {0, 1} is an arbitrary measurable function. Analysing the topology of the set where X and Y are parallel, we give some sufficient and some necessary conditions for global asymptotic stability, uniform with respect to u(.). Such conditions can be verified without any integration or construction of a Lyapunov function, and they are robust under small perturbations of the vector fields. JF - Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. 15 (2006) 415-432 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/1710 U1 - 2441 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER -