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Paneitz Operator and Paneitz Curvature

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

Abstract

In the present chapter we derive basic facts concerning the Q-curvature Q4 in dimension 4. In particular, we prove its conformal transformation law, i.e., the fundamental identity, which involves the Paneitz operator P4.

Keywords

Riemannian Manifold Bianchi Identity Transformation Property Symmetric Bilinear Form Conformal Class 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2009

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