Nonlinear flows and rigidity results on compact manifolds
Loss, Michael; Esteban, Maria J.; Dolbeault, Jean (2014), Nonlinear flows and rigidity results on compact manifolds, Journal of Functional Analysis, 267, 5, p. 1338-1363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfa.2014.05.021
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Abstract (EN)This paper is devoted to rigidity results for some elliptic PDEs and related interpolation inequalities of Sobolev type on smooth compact connected Riemannian manifolds without boundaries. Rigidity means that the PDE has no other solution than the constant one at least when a parameter is in a certain range. This parameter can be used as an estimate for the best constant in the corresponding interpolation inequality. Our approach relies in a nonlinear flow of porous medium / fast diffusion type which gives a clear-cut interpretation of technical choices of exponents done in earlier works. We also establish two integral criteria for rigidity that improve upon known, pointwise conditions, and hold for general manifolds without positivity conditions on the curvature. Using the flow, we are also able to discuss the optimality of the corresponding constant in the interpolation inequalities.
Subjects / Keywordsoptimal constant; Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequalities; interpolation; Poincaré inequality; Sobolev inequality; nonlinear diffusions; rigidity; semilinear elliptic equations; Ricci tensor; Laplace-Beltrami operator; Compact Riemannian manifold
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