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Geometric Analysis Around Scalar Curvatures

Geometric Analysis Around Scalar Curvatures by Fei Han
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This volume contains three expanded lecture notes from the program Scalar Curvature in Manifold Topology and Conformal Geometry that was held at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences from 1 November to 31 December 2014. The first chapter surveys the recent developments on the fourth-order equations with negative exponent from geometric points of view such as positive mass theorem and uniqueness results. The next chapter deals with the recent important progress on several conjectures such as the existence of non-flat smooth hyper-surfaces and Serrin's over-determined problem. And the final chapter induces a new technique to handle the equation with critical index and the sign change coefficient as well as the negative index term. These topics will be of interest to those studying conformal geometry and geometric partial differential equations.

Contents:
  • Lectures on the Fourth-Order Q Curvature Equation (Fengbo Hang and Paul C Yang)
  • An Introduction to the Finite and Infinite Dimensional Reduction Methods (Manuel del Pino and Juncheng Wei)
  • Einstein Constraint Equations on Riemannian Manifolds (Quôc Anh Ngô)

Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in the study of conformal geometry and geometric partial differential equations.
Key Features:
  • Includes recent developments and several new methods on geometric analysis of scalar curvatures
  • Excellent references for graduate students as well as for young researchers
World Scientific Publishing Company; April 2016
221 pages; ISBN 9789813100565
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Title: Geometric Analysis Around Scalar Curvatures
Author: Fei Han; Xingwang Xu; Weiping Zhang