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Conformally Covariant Powers of the Laplacian, Q-curvature and Scattering Theory

Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 275)

Abstract

In the present chapter, we review the GJMS-construction of conformally covariant powers of the Laplacian, describe Branson’s definition of Q-curvature, and discuss the relation of both to geometric scattering theory on conformally compact Einstein manifolds.

Keywords

Simple Pole Conformal Weight Conformal Class Meromorphic Continuation Polynomial Family 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2009

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