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X0 ; x/. 2/ by Schulman [101], who also conjectured that this formula works in general for Lie groups. The three-dimensional Euclidean space. 8 Heat Kernel at the Cut-Locus The point x belongs to the cut-locus of x0 if there is more than one geodesic between the points x0 and x in time t, and this number is finite. 10 Heat Kernel on the Half-Line 47 toward the heat kernel. 34) j D1 The above sum has only one term in the case of elliptic operators. In the case of sub-elliptic operators the sum may become an infinite series, as in the case of the Grushin operator.

T/ D ct, c constant. See Fig. 2a. kt/. See Fig. 2b. kt/. See Fig. 2c. 0/ that occur at tn D n =k, n D 1; 2; : : : : 20 2 A Brief Introduction to the Calculus of Variations a b c Fig. c/ hyperbolic case: K < 0 This behavior, for instance, occurs on a sphere. In general, all manifolds in situation (2) are compact. Just for the record, we include here a generalization of this case. p; q/I p; q 2 M g. 2 (Myers). M; g/ be a complete, connected n-dimensional Riemannian manifold. 3. M / Ä =k (ii) M is compact References for Riemannian geometry and its variational methods are the books [24, 79, 94].

This corresponds to the density of paths given by the van Vleck determinant in the path integral approach. This method works for elliptic operators with or without potentials or linear terms. The method can be modified to work even in the case of sub-elliptic operators, as the reader will become familiar with in Chaps. 9 and 10. This method was initially applied for the Heisenberg Laplacian; see, for instance [28]. 1 Heat Kernel for L D 1 2 Pn i;j D1 aij @xi @xj P Consider the elliptic differential operator L D 12 ni;j D1 aij @xi @xj .