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Behavior of the spectrum of the Laplacian under pointed smooth convergence

The Laplacian on a compact Riemannian manifold has a discrete spectrum. For example on a circle of perimeter $L$ the $n$-th eigenvalue starting at $0$ is $-\lambda_n = -(2\pi/L)^2 n^2$. On the other ...
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Hamilton-Ivey pinching in dimension 4

I've heard it said (e.g., in the accepted answer to this MO question) that a major obstacle to an effective theory of Ricci Flow in dimension 4 is the absence of the Hamilton-Ivey pinching phenomenon. ...
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Is the Nijenhuis tensor an obstruction to the existence of non constant pseudo-holomorphic maps?

Let $(N,J_N)$ and $(M, J_M)$ be two compact almost complex manifolds with non integrable almost complex structures (i.e., the Nijenhuis tensor is non zero for both $J_N$ and $J_M$). Does it imply ...
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Does the R-sphere condition imply that a surface is locally a graph of function on a ball of radius R?

Let $S$ be a $C^2$-regular hypersurface with $S=\partial V$ for some open set $V \subset R^{N+1}$, and let $\nu(P)$ be the exterior unit normal of $S$ with respect to $V$. Assume that $S$ satisfies ...
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Finding the lift of a curve under some assumptions

Let $f:\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$ be a Lipschitz function and $h$ be a vector in $\Omega$. Assume that $0\in\Omega$ and $f(0) = 0$. Also, let $\sigma:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}^n$ be the ...
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Green's function for *GJMS* operator

Consider a Riemannian manifold $(M^n, g)$ of dimension $n$ with a metric $g$. We assume $M$ to be closed (compact without boundary). Let's not assume any hypothesis on the Yamabe invariant of the ...
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Hamilton's Proof of the Tensor Maximum Principle

My questions come from Richard Hamilton's Three-Manifolds with Positive Ricci Curvature paper. I'm trying to work through parts of the paper so I can better understand the Ricci Flow for my research. ...
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Deduce global estimate from scaling-invariant local estimate

Let $(M,g)$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold, with finite volume (or compactly exhausted, or any nice condition you would like, except for compactness). Suppose I have a tensor $T$ on $M$ of which ...
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Laplacians associated to symplectic cohomologies

I am reading the paper"cohomology and Hodge theory on symplectic manifolds I" by Tseng and Yau. In this paper they consider several cohomologies on symplectic manifolds $(M,\omega)$based on the ...
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Hausdorff measure and projections

Fix $ k \in \mathbb{N} $ and let $ H^k $ be the $k$-dimensional Hausdorff measure on $\ell^\infty $. Also, if $ V $ is a subspace of $ \ell^\infty $, we denote the projection onto $ V $ by $ \pi_V $. ...
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Spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on $L^p$: where is it?

On a noncompact Riemannian manifold $M$, the $L^2$-spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta$ sits inside $\mathbb{R}$ (by self-adjointness), either to the left or to the right of $0$ ...
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Influence of Yau's solution to the Calabi Conjecture on the field of PDEs

I remember reading a long time ago(I can't recall where, unfortunately) that Yau's solution of the Calabi-Yau conjecture introduced new techniques that were very important for the field of partial ...
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Duality relations for Lebesgue spaces of sections of vector bundles

Suppose $X$ is a topological space, and $\mu$ is a Borel measure on $X$. Also suppose we have an $n$-dimensional vector bundle $E \to X$, with an inner product $\langle \cdot,\cdot \rangle_x$ on the ...
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Diameters of the images of two balls under a function

Let $ \Omega $ be an open and bounded subset of $ \mathbb{R^n} $, and let $ f:\Omega \to \mathbb{R} $ be a continuous function. I'm looking for some (preferably, minimal) conditions on $ f $ under ...
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Lower bound on $L^2$ norm of mean curvature in general dimensions

Suppose $\Sigma\subset \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ is a closed embedded hypersurface. We know that when $n=1$ $$ \int_{\Sigma} |H|^2 \geq \frac{4 \pi^2}{|\Sigma|} $$ by Gauss-Bonnet and that this is saturated ...
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Estimating L1 functions over the ball with radius 2r

Let $ f $ be in $ L^1(\Omega) $ where $ \Omega $ is an open subset of $ \mathbb{R}^n $. Also, assume that $ B(x_i,r_i) $ is a collection of disjoint open balls in $ \Omega $ such that $ B(x_i,2r_i) ...
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Is there a combinatorial analogue of the Kazdan Warner theorem?

First let me state a result of Kazdan and Warner Let $M$ be a compact orientable two dimensional manifold. Let $f:M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function that has the same sign as the Euler ...
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What is known about analogous results of Kazdan and Warner in higher dimensions?

First let me state a Theorem due to Kazdan and Warner: ``Let M be a compact two dimensional orientable manifold. Let $f: M \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function that has the same sign as ...
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Vitali Covering Theorem for Arbitrary Subsets of Doubling Metric Spaces

Hello, I've been wondering today around the following exercise in J.Heinonen's "Lectures on Analysis on Metric Spaces" (see below for terminology): prove that the statement of Vitali Covering Theorem ...
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Different forms of Bonnesen's strong isoperimetric inequality in the plane.

I'm sure that many readers are already familiar with the well known Bonnesen inequality in the plane for a smooth, connected curve: $(R_{out} - R_{in})^2 \leq \pi^2 (L^2 - 4\pi A),$ where $R_{out}$ ...
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Surface equivalent of catenary curve

A catenary curve is the shape taken by an idealized hanging chain or rope under the influence of gravity. It has the equation $y= a \cosh (x/a)$. My question is: What is the shape taken by an ...
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Applications of geometric evolution equations.

Hi everybody, I'm looking for applications of geometric evolution equations such as the Ricci flow and the extrinsic flows by Gauss and mean curvature. Applications other than topological ...
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What is the shape of a tight open trefoil?

Take an infinitely long rope of diameter 1, ideally flexible and ideally slippery. Tie a trefoil knot into it and pull it tight. Describe the resulting rope shape analytically. The problem is ...
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Geometric bound on the first eigenvalue of Laplace-Beltrami on forms

Let $M$ be a closed Riemannian manifold and $\Delta$ its Laplace-Beltrami operator. Then we have Yau's estimate on the first (non-zero) eigenvalue $\lambda_1>0$ of $\Delta$ acting on functions in ...
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Lower bound on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface with constant negative scalar curvature

A friend in physics asked this question, and I didn't know the answer. Are there lower bounds on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface equipped with a metric of constant negative ...
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Finding constant curvature metrics on surfaces for the case of positive Euler characteristic

We approach the problem of finding a metric of constant curvature on a surface (i.e. a $C^\infty$ 2-manifold). Specifically, what we want to do is, given a surface $M$ and a metric $g_0$, show that ...
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Epsilon regularity: what does it say and where does it come from?

The $\varepsilon$-regularity phenomenon shows up in several different contexts. I try to describe it focussing on the harmonic map situation, but I really would like to understand the situation in ...
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How does curvature change under perturbations of a Riemannian metric?

Let $M$ be a compact subset of $\mathbb R^2$ with smooth boundary, and let $g$ be a Riemannian metric on $M$. If $g'$ is another Riemannian metric which is "close" to $g$, then they should have ...