Illinois Journal of Mathematics

Analytic torsion on manifolds under locally compact group actions

Guangxiang Su

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Abstract

For a complete Riemannian manifold without boundary which a unimodular locally compact group properly cocompact acts on it, under some conditions, we define and study the analytic torsion on it by using the $G$-trace defined in ($L^{2}$-index formula for proper cocompact group actions, preprint). For a fiber bundle $\pi:M\to B$, if there is a unimodular locally compact group acts fiberwisely properly and cocompact on it, we define the torsion form for it, and show that the zero degree part of the torsion form is the analytic torsion. This can be viewed as an extension of the $L^{2}$-analytic torsion.

Article information

Source
Illinois J. Math. Volume 57, Number 1 (2013), 171-193.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 23 June 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijm/1403534491

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3224566

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1300.58011

Subjects
Primary: 58J52: Determinants and determinant bundles, analytic torsion

Citation

Su, Guangxiang. Analytic torsion on manifolds under locally compact group actions. Illinois J. Math. 57 (2013), no. 1, 171--193.https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijm/1403534491


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