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A note on integrable mechanical systems on surfaces

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  • Let $\mathfrak{S}$ be a compact, connected surface and $H \in C^2(T^* \mathfrak{S})$ a Tonelli Hamiltonian. This note extends V. V. Kozlov's result on the Euler characteristic of $\mathfrak{S}$ when $H$ is real-analytically integrable, using a definition of topologically-tame integrability called semisimplicity. Theorem: If $H$ is $2$-semisimple, then $\mathfrak{S}$ has non-negative Euler characteristic; if $H$ is $1$-semisimple, then $\mathfrak{S}$ has positive Euler characteristic.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 37J35; secondary: 70H06.


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