The Hypoelliptic Laplacian and Ray-Singer Metrics


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This book presents the analytic foundations to the theory of the hypoelliptic Laplacian. The hypoelliptic Laplacian, a second-order operator acting on the cotangent bundle of a compact manifold, is supposed to interpolate between the classical Laplacian and the geodesic flow. Jean-Michel Bismut and Gilles Lebeau establish the basic functional analytic properties of this operator, which is also studied from the perspective of local index theory and analytic torsion. The book shows that the hypoelliptic Laplacian provides a ...

The Hypoelliptic Laplacian and Ray-Singer Metrics 2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691137315