Ngô Quốc Anh

January 31, 2011

Stereographic projection, 2

Filed under: PDEs, Riemannian geometry — Tags: — Ngô Quốc Anh @ 19:15

This is a sequel to this topic where we have recalled several properties of the stereographic projection \pi : \mathbb S^n \to \mathbb R^n. Recall that by the following transformation

\displaystyle v(x)=u(\pi^{-1}(x))\left( \frac{2}{1+|x|^2}\right)^\frac{n-2}{2}, \quad x \in \mathbb R^n

we know that

\displaystyle -\Delta_g u(\xi) + \frac{n(n-2)}{4}u(\xi) = K(\xi)u(\xi)^\frac{n+2}{n-2} \quad \text{ on } \mathbb S^n


\displaystyle -\Delta v(x) = K(\pi^{-1}(x))v(x)^\frac{n+2}{n-2} \quad \text{ on } \mathbb R^n

are equivalent in the weak sense.

The way to see it comes from the following identities

\displaystyle \int_{{\mathbb{S}^n}} {|\nabla u(\xi ){|^2} + \frac{{n(n - 2)}}{4}u{{(\xi )}^2} = \int_{{\mathbb{R}^n}} {|\nabla v(x){|^2}} }


\displaystyle \int_{{\mathbb{S}^n}} {|u(\xi ){|^{\frac{{2n}}{{n - 2}}}} = \int_{{\mathbb{R}^n}} {|v(x){|^{\frac{{2n}}{{n - 2}}}}} }

where u \in H^1(\mathbb S^n).


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