Osaka Journal of Mathematics

A variational problem related to conformal maps

Nobumitsu Nakauchi

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In this paper we are concerned with a variational problem for a functional related to the conformality of maps between Riemannian manifolds. We give the first variation formula, the second variation formula, a kind of the monotonicity formula and a Bochner type formula. We also consider a variational problem of minimizing the functional in each 3-homotopy class of the Sobolev space.

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Osaka J. Math. Volume 48, Number 3 (2011), 719-741.

First available in Project Euclid: 26 September 2011

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Primary: 58E99: None of the above, but in this section 58E20: Harmonic maps [See also 53C43], etc. 53C43: Differential geometric aspects of harmonic maps [See also 58E20]


Nakauchi, Nobumitsu. A variational problem related to conformal maps. Osaka J. Math. 48 (2011), no. 3, 719--741.

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