Ngô Quốc Anh

March 29, 2014

A new Rayleigh-type quotient for the conformal Killing operator on manifolds with boundary

Filed under: Riemannian geometry — Tags: — Ngô Quốc Anh @ 15:22

In the previous note, I showed a Rayleigh-type quotient for the conformal Killing operator \mathbb L on manifolds (M,g) with boundary \partial M, i.e. the following result holds:

Whenever M admits no non-zero conformal Killing vector fields, the following holds

\displaystyle C_g(M)=\inf \frac{{{{\left( {\int_M {|\mathbb LX|^2 d{v_g}} } \right)}^{1/2}}}}{{{{\left( {\int_M {|X|^{2n/(n - 2)}d{v_g}} } \right)}^{(n - 2)/(2n)}}}} > 0

where the infimum is taken over all smooth vector fields X on M with X \not\equiv 0.

Today, I am going to prove a slightly stronger version of the above inequality, namely, when some terms on the boundary \partial M take part in. Precisely, we shall prove

Whenever M admits no non-zero conformal Killing vector fields, the following holds

\displaystyle C_g(M,\partial M)=\inf \frac{{{{\left( {\int_M {|\mathbb LX|^2 d{v_g}} } \right)}^{1/2}}}}{{{{\left( {\int_M {|X|^\frac{2n}{n - 2}d{v_g}} } \right)}^\frac{n - 2}{2n}}} + \left( \int_{\partial M}|X|^\frac{2(n-1)}{n-2}ds_g\right)^\frac{n-2}{2(n-1)}} > 0

where the infimum is taken over all smooth vector fields X on M with X \not\equiv 0.

However, a proof for this new inequality remains the same. To do so, we first make use of some Sobolev embeddings as follows:

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