We study strictly positive solutions to the critical Laplace equation −∆u = n(n − 2)u n+2 n−2 , decaying at most like d(o, x) −(n−2)/2 , on complete noncompact manifolds (M, g) with nonnegative Ricci curvature, of dimension n ≥ 3. We prove that, under an additional mild assumption on the volume growth, such a solution does not exist, unless (M, g) is isometric to R n and u is a Talenti function. The method employs an elementary analysis of a suitable function defined along the level sets of u.

A note on the critical Laplace Equation and Ricci curvature

Malchiodi, Andrea
2023

Abstract

We study strictly positive solutions to the critical Laplace equation −∆u = n(n − 2)u n+2 n−2 , decaying at most like d(o, x) −(n−2)/2 , on complete noncompact manifolds (M, g) with nonnegative Ricci curvature, of dimension n ≥ 3. We prove that, under an additional mild assumption on the volume growth, such a solution does not exist, unless (M, g) is isometric to R n and u is a Talenti function. The method employs an elementary analysis of a suitable function defined along the level sets of u.
2023
Settore MAT/05 - Analisi Matematica
critical equations; classification results; manifolds with nonnegative Ricci curvature; level sets
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