# On the energy of unit vector fields with isolated singularities

Annales Polonici Mathematici (2000)

- Volume: 73, Issue: 3, page 269-274
- ISSN: 0066-2216

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topBrito, Fabiano, and Walczak, Paweł. "On the energy of unit vector fields with isolated singularities." Annales Polonici Mathematici 73.3 (2000): 269-274. <http://eudml.org/doc/262529>.

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abstract = {We consider the energy of a unit vector field defined on a compact Riemannian manifold M except at finitely many points. We obtain an estimate of the energy from below which appears to be sharp when M is a sphere of dimension >3. In this case, the minimum of energy is attained if and only if the vector field is totally geodesic with two singularities situated at two antipodal points (at the 'south and north pole').},

author = {Brito, Fabiano, Walczak, Paweł},

journal = {Annales Polonici Mathematici},

keywords = {Ricci curvature; vector field; mean curvature; energy; energy of vector field; Riemannian manifold},

language = {eng},

number = {3},

pages = {269-274},

title = {On the energy of unit vector fields with isolated singularities},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/262529},

volume = {73},

year = {2000},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Brito, Fabiano

AU - Walczak, Paweł

TI - On the energy of unit vector fields with isolated singularities

JO - Annales Polonici Mathematici

PY - 2000

VL - 73

IS - 3

SP - 269

EP - 274

AB - We consider the energy of a unit vector field defined on a compact Riemannian manifold M except at finitely many points. We obtain an estimate of the energy from below which appears to be sharp when M is a sphere of dimension >3. In this case, the minimum of energy is attained if and only if the vector field is totally geodesic with two singularities situated at two antipodal points (at the 'south and north pole').

LA - eng

KW - Ricci curvature; vector field; mean curvature; energy; energy of vector field; Riemannian manifold

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/262529

ER -

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