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Turkish Journal of Mathematics

Authors

ZUZANNA SZANCER

DOI

10.3906/mat-1804-27

Abstract

Let $\Jt$ be the canonical para-complex structure on $\R^4$. In this paper we study $3$-dimensional centro-affine hypersurfaces with a $\Jt$-tangent centro-affine vector field (sometimes called $\Jt$-tangent centro-affine hypersurfaces) as well as $3$-dimensional $\Jt$-tangent affine hyperspheres with the property that at least one null-direction of the second fundamental form coincides with either $\DD^+$ or $\DD^-$. The main purpose of this paper is to give a full local classification of the above-mentioned hypersurfaces. In particular, we prove that every nondegenerate centro-affine hypersurface of dimension $3$ with a $\Jt$-tangent centro-affine vector field that has two null-directions $\DD^+$ and $\DD^-$ must be both an affine hypersphere and a hyperquadric. Some examples of these hypersurfaces are also given.

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