# nLab Poisson pencil

If $\{,\}$ and $\{,\}'$ are two Poisson brackets on the same commutative algebra, or on the same manifold, then we say that they are compatible if any linear combination of these brackets $a\{,\}+b\{,\}'$ is again a Poisson bracket on the same commutative algebra or manifold. If so, all linear combination make a 2-parametric family of Poisson brackets. Such families are called Poisson pencils.

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