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24 Let ( , ) rc , A, and * be as above. Then i) The decomposition (\ k VC' = EB 1\p , q V* is orthogonal with respect to ( ' ) rc . ii) The Hodge *-operator maps 1\p,q V* to (\ n- q , n-p V* , where n = dimc (V, I) . iii) The dual Lefschetz operator A is of bidegree ( - 1 , - 1 ) , i. e. A(l\p , q V* ) C (\p 1 , q - 1 V* . 34 1 Local Theory Proof. 16. The third as­ sertion follows from the first and the fact that A is the formal adjoint of L with respect to ( , ) c . For the second assertion use a 1\ */3 = ( a, f3) c vol and that 1'1 1\ 1'2 = 0 for 1'i E 1\p,,q, V* with P 1 + P2 + q1 + q2 = 2n but D (P 1 + P2 , q1 + q2 ) -=f.

I,j= I Using z i 1\ :z1 = (xi + iyi ) 1\ ( x1 - iy1 ) = xi 1\ x1 - i (xi 1\ y1 + x1 1\ yi ) + yi 1\ y1 this yields w - . z n . : hij z 1\ z . 2 i,j=l . -] If X I , YI , . . e. ( , ) = I:�= I xi 0 xi + I:�= I yi 0 yi , then . n n z w = 22 L z ' /\ z ' = L x ' /\ y ' . i= I i= I Note that there always exists an orthonormal basis as above. Indeed, pick X I =/- 0 arbitrary of norm one and define y1 = I(x l ) , which is automatically orthogonal to X I . Then continue with the orthogonal complement of x 11REB ydFt .

26 i) [H, L] = 2L, ii) [H, A] = -2A, and iii) [L, A] = H. Proof. Let a E 1\ k V * . Then [H, L] (a) = (k + 2 - n) (w /\ a) - w 1\ ((k - n)a) = 2w 1\ a. Analogously, [H, A] (a) = (k - 2 - n)(Aa) - A((k - n)a) = -2Aa. The third assertion is the most difficult one. We will prove it by induction on the dimension of V. e. (V, ( , ) , l) = (W1 , ( , ) l , ll ) EB (W2 , ( , ) 2 , h ) . Then /\ * V* = /\ * Wt 0 /\ * Wi 2 2 2 and in particular 1\ V* = 1\ Wt EB 1\ W2 EB Wt 0 W:i . Since V = W1 EB W2 is orthogonal, the fundamental form w on V decomposes as w1 EB w2 , where Wi is the fundamental form on wi (no component in Wt 0 W2 ) .

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