Title

Comparison Geometry for the Bakry-Emery Ricci Tensor

Document Type

Article

Date

9-14-2007

Embargo Period

11-18-2011

Disciplines

Mathematics

Description/Abstract

For Riemannian manifolds with a measure (M, g, e−fdvolg) we prove mean curvature and volume comparison results when the 1-Bakry-Emery Ricci tensor is bounded from below and f is bounded or Thetarf is bounded from below, generalizing the classical ones (i.e. when f is constant). This leads to extensions of many theorems for Ricci curvature bounded below to the Bakry-Emery Ricci tensor. In particular, we give extensions of all of the major comparison theorems when f is bounded. Simple examples show the bound on f

is necessary for these results.

Additional Information

This manuscript is from arXiv.org, for more information see http://arxiv.org/abs/0706.1120

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