Counter-intuitive existence and approximation results

29.11.2018, 16:15  –  Raum 0.14
Forschungsseminar Differentialgeometrie

Christian Bär

We will discuss a general approximation theorem which allows to solve overdetermined partial differential relations on an open dense subset of the domain. Let K be a real number. Applications will show that

  • Every C1-function can be uniformly approximated by Lipschitz functions with derivative = K on an open dense subset;
  • Every embedding of a surface in R3 can be C1-approximated by embeddings with Gauss curvature = K on an open dense subset;
  • Every manifold of dimension at least 2 has a C1,1-metric which is smooth and has constant sectional curvature K on an open dense subset.

This is joint work with Bernhard Hanke (Augsburg).

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