We provide a rigorous treatment of continuous limits for various generalizations of the pentagram map on polygons in RPd by means of quantum calculus. Describing this limit in detail for the case of the short-diagonal pentagram map, we verify that this construction yields the (2 , d + 1)-KdV equation, and moreover, the Lax form of the pentagram map in the limit is proved to become the Lax representation of the corresponding KdV system. More generally, we introduce the χ-pentagram map, a geometric construction defining curve evolutions by directly taking intersections of subspaces through specified points. We show that its different configurations yield certain other KdV equations and provide an argument towards disproving the conjecture that any KdV-type equation can be discretized through pentagram-type maps.
Journal of Geometry and Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 2021
- Mathematics - Dynamical Systems;
- Mathematics - Differential Geometry
- 21 pages, 3 figures. v2: minor changes for clarity