By An-min Li

During this monograph, the interaction among geometry and partial differential equations (PDEs) is of specific curiosity. It supplies a selfcontained creation to investigate within the final decade bearing on international difficulties within the conception of submanifolds, resulting in a few different types of Monge-Ampère equations.

From the methodical standpoint, it introduces the answer of convinced Monge-Ampère equations through geometric modeling concepts. the following geometric modeling capacity the right number of a normalization and its prompted geometry on a hypersurface outlined by way of a neighborhood strongly convex international graph. For a greater realizing of the modeling ideas, the authors supply a selfcontained precis of relative hypersurface conception, they derive vital PDEs (e.g. affine spheres, affine maximal surfaces, and the affine consistent suggest curvature equation). referring to modeling ideas, emphasis is on conscientiously based proofs and exemplary comparisons among assorted modelings.

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Moreover, for any two normalizations (U, z) and (U, z ) of x in the same equivalence class, the symmetric bilinear forms coincide, h = h , and also the conormals, U = U , thus the conormal connections coincide: ∇∗ = ∇∗ . As the pair (∇∗ , h) is a fundamental system for the triple (x, U, Y ), it represents triples with equivalent transversal fields. The foregoing justifies our claim that one can restrict to the distinguished class of relative normalizations. 1 Relative structure equations and basic invariants For a relative hypersurface (x, U, Y ) the structure equations read: Gauß equation for x Weingarten equation Gauß equation for U ¯ v dx(w) = dx(∇v w) + h(v, w) Y, ∇ dY (v) = dx(−Sv), ¯ v dU (w) = dU (∇∗ w) + ∇ v ∗ 1 n−1 Ric (v, w) (−U ).

For some basic formulas see pp. 39-40 in [73], here we list some more. , xn )) the position vector of M . In covariant form, the Gauß structure equation reads Akij xk + fij Y. g. [76]): The Levi-Civita connection with respect to the metric H is determined by its Christofffel symbols Γkij = f kl fijl , 1 2 and the Fubini-Pick tensor Aijk and the Weingarten tensor satisfy Aijk = − 12 fijk , Bij = 0. The relative Tchebychev vector field is given by T := 1 n f ij Akij ∂k . Consequently, for the relative Pick invariant, we have: J= f il f jm f kr fijk flmr .

For a proof see [74]. 3 we listed elementary properties of the Euclidean normalization of a hypersurface. 1 we defined the affine normal Y . The pair (x, Y ) is invariant under unimodular transformations of An+1 . 5in ws-book975x65 Affine Bernstein Problems and Monge-Amp` ere Equations 20 to the Euclidean unit normal the transversal field Y has the property that dY (v) is tangential to x(M ) for any tangent vector v ∈ M . But Y does not fix the tangent plane. We recall the notion of the conormal line bundle along M and call any nowhere vanishing section of this bundle a conormal field on M .