Curvature estimates and the Positive Mass Theorem

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The Positive Mass Theorem implies that any smooth, complete, asymptotically flat 3-manifold with non-negative scalar curvature which has zero total mass is isometric to (ℝ δ ). In this paper, we quantify this statement using spinors and prove that if a complete, asymptotically flat manifold with non-negative scalar curvature has small mass and bounded isoperimetric constant, then the manifold must be close to (ℝ , δ ), in the sense that there is an upper bound for the L norm of the Riemannian curvature tensor over the manifold except for a set of small measure. This curvature estimate allows us to extend the case of equality of the Positive Mass Theorem to include non-smooth manifolds with generalized non-negative scalar curvature, which we define. 3 3 2 ij ij

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bray, H; Finster, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 291 - 306

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1019-8385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4310/CAG.2002.v10.n2.a3

Citation Source

  • Scopus