Anisotropically Weighted and Nonholonomically Constrained Evolutions on Manifolds†
AbstractWe present evolution equations for a family of paths that results from anisotropically weighting curve energies in non-linear statistics of manifold valued data. This situation arises when performing inference on data that have non-trivial covariance and are anisotropic distributed. The family can be interpreted as most probable paths for a driving semi-martingale that through stochastic development is mapped to the manifold. We discuss how the paths are projections of geodesics for a sub-Riemannian metric on the frame bundle of the manifold, and how the curvature of the underlying connection appears in the sub-Riemannian Hamilton–Jacobi equations. Evolution equations for both metric and cometric formulations of the sub-Riemannian metric are derived. We furthermore show how rank-deficient metrics can be mixed with an underlying Riemannian metric, and we relate the paths to geodesics and polynomials in Riemannian geometry. Examples from the family of paths are visualized on embedded surfaces, and we explore computational representations on finite dimensional landmark manifolds with geometry induced from right-invariant metrics on diffeomorphism groups. View Full-Text
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Sommer, S. Anisotropically Weighted and Nonholonomically Constrained Evolutions on Manifolds. Entropy 2016, 18, 425.
Sommer S. Anisotropically Weighted and Nonholonomically Constrained Evolutions on Manifolds. Entropy. 2016; 18(12):425.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sommer, Stefan. 2016. "Anisotropically Weighted and Nonholonomically Constrained Evolutions on Manifolds." Entropy 18, no. 12: 425.
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