Accession Number : AD0428685

Title :   VECTOR FIELDS AND INFINITESIMAL TRANSFORMATIONS ON RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS WITH BOUNDARY,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA INST OF RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Hsiung,Chuan-Chih

Report Date : 1943

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Results of studies made of vector fields or infinitesimal transformations on compact Riemannian manifolds without boundary are extended to Riemannian manifolds with boundary. Fundamental formulas for Lie derivatives are given and the infinitesimal transformations and their generating vector fields are defined in terms of Lie derivatives. Necessary and sufficient conditions for a vector field on a manifold with zero tangential or normal component on a boundary to be a killing vector field are given. Conditions are obtained for the nonexistence of a nonzero conformal killing vector field on a manifold with zero tangential or normal component on the boundary, and necessary and sufficient conditions for a vector field on a manifold with zero tangential or normal component on the boundary to be a conformal killing vector field are obtained. It is shown that if the manifold has constant scalar curvature and admits a certain special infinitesimal nonhomothetic conformal motion leaving the boundary invariant, then the curvature is greater than zero. On a compact orientible Einstein manifold with the same boundary and curvature greater than zero, those special infinitesimal nonhomothetic conformal motions leaving the boundary invariant form a Lie algebra; a decomposition of this algebra with interrelations between its subalgebras is also obtained.

Descriptors :   (*VECTOR ANALYSIS, TRANSFORMATIONS (MATHEMATICS)), ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY, TENSOR ANALYSIS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FIELD THEORY, ALGEBRAS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE