By Helein F., Fulton W. (Ed), Bollobas B. (Ed)

This obtainable advent to harmonic map conception and its analytical points, covers fresh advancements within the regularity conception of weakly harmonic maps. The ebook starts via introducing those innovations, stressing the interaction among geometry, the function of symmetries and vulnerable options. It then offers a guided travel into the idea of thoroughly integrable platforms for harmonic maps, through chapters dedicated to contemporary effects at the regularity of susceptible strategies. A presentation of "exotic" useful areas from the idea of harmonic research is given and those instruments are then used for proving regularity effects. the significance of conservation legislation is under pressure and the idea that of a "Coulomb relocating body" is defined intimately. The booklet ends with additional functions and illustrations of Coulomb relocating frames to the idea of surfaces.

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This is why we need to give a more precise definition of weak solutions. 1 Weakly harmonic maps Suppose that N is of class C 2 . 3. We suppose δ to be sufficiently small for P to be defined and C 1 . 9 We say that u ∈ H 1 (M, N ) is weakly harmonic if and only if, for any map v in H01 (M, RN ) ∩ L∞ (M, RN ), lim t→0 E(M,g) (P (u + tv)) − E(M,g) (u) = 0. 63) Here H01 (M, RN ) is the closure of Cc∞ (M, RN ) in H 1 (M, RN ). 63) has a meaning for sufficiently small t since v ∈ L∞ (M, RN ) and thus u + tv belongs to Vδ N if |t| < δ|v|−1 L∞ .

By the Hopf differential of u we mean the C-valued bilinear form ω, defined on M by the following property. In every local conformal coordinate system z = x + iy, on (M, g), ω is written as ω= ∂u ∂x 2 − ∂u ∂y 2 − 2i ∂u ∂u , ∂x ∂y dz ⊗ dz . 5). Exercises Let Ω be an open subset of Rm and N a manifold without boundary. x = (x1 , . . , xm ) are the coordinates on Rm , and y = (y 1 , . . , y m ) the local coordinates on N . For each map u from Ω to N , we define L(u) = L ui , L(u, du)dx = Ω Ω ∂ui ∂xα dx, where the Lagrangian L is a C 2 function on the set {(y, A) | y ∈ N , A is a linear map from Rm to Ty N } .

Rauch and K. Shibata, then by J. Sampson ([143]), in the 1960s, before people realized around 1980 that this result is general and related (through Noether’s theorem) to the problem’s invariance under conformal transformations ([5], [127]). 5 A geometric characterization of f is the following: the inverse image (or pull-back) by u of the metric on N , u∗ h = |ux |2 (dx)2 + ux , uy (dx ⊗ dy + dy ⊗ dx) + |uy |2 (dy)2 , may be decomposed over the complexified tangent space Tx M ⊗ C, as u∗ h = 1 [f (dz)2 + |du|2 (dz ⊗ dz + dz ⊗ dz) + f (dz)2 ] .