One way to generalize the boundary Yamabe problem posed by Escobar is to ask if a given metric on a compact manifold with boundary can be conformally deformed to have vanishing σk-curvature in the interior and constant Hk-curvature on the boundary. When restricting to the closure of the positive k-cone, this is a fully nonlinear degenerate elliptic boundary value problem with fully nonlinear Robin-type boundary condition. We prove a general bifurcation theorem which allows us to construct examples of compact Riemannian manifolds (X, g) for which this problem admits multiple non-homothetic solutions in the case when 2 k< dim X. Our examples are all such that the boundary with its induced metric is a Riemannian product of a round sphere with an Einstein manifold.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics