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Rory Biggs

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We investigate the isometry groups of the left-invariant Riemannian and sub-Riemannian structures on simply connected three-dimensional Lie groups. More specifically, we determine the isometry group for each normalized structure and hence characterize for exactly which structures (and groups) the isotropy subgroup of the identity is contained in the group of automorphisms of the Lie group. It turns out (in both the Riemannian and sub-Riemannian cases) that for most structures any isometry is the composition of a left translation and a Lie group automorphism.

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Rory Biggs and Claudiu C. Remsing

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We consider left-invariant control affine systems on the matrix Lie group SO (2, 1)0. A classification, under state space equivalence, of all such full-rank control systems is obtained. First, we identify certain subsets on which the group of Lie algebra automorphisms act transitively. We then systematically identify equivalence class representatives (for single-input, two-input and three-input control systems). A brief comparison of these classification results with existing results concludes the paper.

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Rory Biggs and Claudiu C. Remsing

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We construct the concrete category LiCS of left-invariant control systems (on Lie groups) and point out some very basic properties. Morphisms in this category are examined briefly. Also, covering control systems are introduced and organized into a (comma) category associated with LiCS