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Compactness of conformal metrics with integral bounds on curvature


Gursky, Matthew J. (1991) Compactness of conformal metrics with integral bounds on curvature. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


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In this thesis, we show that a sequence of conformal metrics on a compact n-dimensional Riemannian manifold (n [...] 4) which has an upper bound on volume and an upper bound on the [...] norm of the curvature tensor for fixed p > n/2 has a subsequence which converges in [...]. If n = 3, we have the same result if we assume, in addition, that the scalar curvature has an [...] bound.

As corollaries, we have the compactness of a sequence of conformal metrics on a compact three-manifold which are isospectral with respect to either the standard or conformal Laplacian, and the result of Lelong-Ferrand that any compact manifold with non-compact conformal group is conformally equivalent to the standard sphere.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
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Defense Date:23 May 1991
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-06192007-145905
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ID Code:2650
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Deposited On:12 Jul 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:53

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