### A Direct Approach to the Determination of Gaussian and Scalar Curvature Functions.

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In this note we continue a theme taken up in part I, see [Gzyl and Recht: The geometry on the class of probabilities (I). The finite dimensional case. Rev. Mat. Iberoamericana 22 (2006), 545-558], namely to provide a geometric interpretation of exponential families as end points of geodesics of a non-metric connection in a function space. For that we characterize the space of probability densities as a projective space in the class of strictly positive functions, and these will be regarded as a...

Given a complex Hilbert space H, we study the manifold $$\mathcal{A}$$ of algebraic elements in $$Z=\mathcal{L}\left(H\right)$$ . We represent $$\mathcal{A}$$ as a disjoint union of closed connected subsets M of Z each of which is an orbit under the action of G, the group of all C*-algebra automorphisms of Z. Those orbits M consisting of hermitian algebraic elements with a fixed finite rank r, (0< r<∞) are real-analytic direct submanifolds of Z. Using the C*-algebra structure of Z, a Banach-manifold structure and a G-invariant torsionfree affine...

The main result of the present paper is an exact sequence which describes the group of central extensions of a connected infinite-dimensional Lie group $G$ by an abelian group $Z$ whose identity component is a quotient of a vector space by a discrete subgroup. A major point of this result is that it is not restricted to smoothly paracompact groups and hence applies in particular to all Banach- and Fréchet-Lie groups. The exact sequence encodes in particular precise obstructions for a given Lie algebra...

In a recent article [B. Bonnard, J.-B. Caillau, R. Sinclair and M. Tanaka, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré, Anal. Non Linéaire 26 (2009) 1081–1098], we relate the computation of the conjugate and cut loci of a family of metrics on two-spheres of revolution whose polar form is g = dϕ2 + m(ϕ)dθ2 to the period mapping of the ϕ-variable. One purpose of this article is to use this relation to evaluate the cut and conjugate loci for a family of metrics arising as a deformation of the round sphere and to determine...

∗Partially supported by Grant MM409/94 Of the Ministy of Science and Education, Bulgaria. ∗∗Partially supported by Grant MM442/94 of the Ministy of Science and Education, Bulgaria.Let M be a complete C1−Finsler manifold without boundary and f : M → R be a locally Lipschitz function. The classical proof of the well known deformation lemma can not be extended in this case because integral lines may not exist. In this paper we establish existence of deformations generalizing the classical result. This...