## Abstract

We define a generalized almost para-Hermitian structure to be a commuting pair (F,J) of a generalized almost para-complex structure and a generalized almost complex structure with an adequate non-degeneracy condition. If the two structures are integrable the pair is called a generalized para-Kähler structure. This class of structures contains both the classical para-Kähler structure and the classical Kähler structure. We show that a generalized almost para-Hermitian structure is equivalent to a triple (γ, ψ, F), where γ is a (pseudo) Riemannian metric, ψ is a 2-form and F is a complex (1, 1)-tensor field such that F^{2}=Id, γ(FX, Y)+γ(X, FY)=0. We deduce integrability conditions similar to those of the generalized Kähler structures and give several examples of generalized para-Kähler manifolds. We discuss submanifolds that bear induced para-Kähler structures and, on the other hand, we define a reduction process of para-Kähler structures.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 84-103 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | Differential Geometry and its Applications |

Volume | 42 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Oct 2015 |

### Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:© 2015 Elsevier B.V.

## Keywords

- 53C15
- Generalized geometry
- Generalized para-Hermitian structure
- Generalized para-Kähler structure

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Analysis
- Geometry and Topology
- Computational Theory and Mathematics