We study geometric first order differential operators on quaternionic Kähler manifolds. Their principal symbols are related to the enveloping algebra and Casimir elements for Sp(1)Sp(n). This observation leads to anti-symmetry of the principal symbols and Bochner-Weitzenböck formulas for operators. As an application, we estimate their first eigenvalues.
- Bochner-Weitzenböck formulas
- Casimir elements
- Quaternionic Kähler manifolds
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