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In this paper, we study the warped structures of Finsler metrics. We obtain the differential equation that characterizes Finsler warped product metrics with vanishing Douglas curvature. By solving this equation, we obtain all Finsler warped product Douglas metrics. Some new Douglas Finsler metrics of this type are produced by using known spherically symmetric Douglas metrics.
In this paper, we study a class of homogeneous Finsler metrics of vanishing
-curvature on a
-dimensional sphere. We find a second order ordinary differential equation that characterizes Einstein metrics with constant Ricci curvature
in this class. Using this equation we show that there are infinitely many homogeneous Einstein metrics on
of constant Ricci curvature
-curvature. They contain the canonical metric on
of constant sectional curvature
and the Einstein metric of non-constant sectional curvature given by Jensen in 1973.
In this note, we study a new Finslerian quantity Ĉ defined by the Riemannian curvature. We prove that the new Finslerian quantity is a non-Riemannian quantity for a Finsler manifold with dimension n = 3. Then we study Finsler metrics of scalar curvature. We find that the Ĉ-curvature is closely related to the flag curvature and the H-curvature. We show that Ĉ-curvature gives, a measure of the failure of a Finsler metric to be of weakly isotropic flag curvature. We also give a simple proof of the Najafi-Shen-Tayebi' theorem.
We give an explicit construction of polynomial (of arbitrary degree)
$(\alpha ,\,\beta )$
-metrics with scalar flag curvature and determine their scalar flag curvature. These Finsler metrics contain all nontrivial projectively flat
$(\alpha ,\,\beta )$
-metrics of constant flag curvature.
In this paper, we find a class of
$\left( \alpha ,\,\beta \right)$
metrics which have a bounded Cartan torsion. This class contains all Randers metrics. Furthermore, we give some applications and obtain two corollaries about curvature of this metrics.
In this paper, we prove a global rigidity theorem for negatively curved Finsler metrics on a compact manifold of dimension
. We show that for such a Finsler manifold, if the flag curvature is a scalar function on the tangent bundle, then the Finsler metric is of Randers type. We also study the case when the Finsler metric is locally projectively flat.
The flag curvature of a Finsler metric is called a Riemannian quantity because it is an extension of sectional curvature in Riemannian geometry. In Finsler geometry, there are several non-Riemannian quantities such as the (mean) Cartan torsion, the (mean) Landsberg curvature and the S-curvature, which all vanish for Riemannian metrics. It is important to understand the geometric meanings of these quantities. In the paper, Finsler metrics of scalar curvature (that is, the flag curvature is a scalar function on the slit tangent bundle) are studied and the flag curvature is partially determined when certain non-Riemannian quantities are isotropic. Using the obtained formula for the flag curvature, locally projectively flat Randers metrics with isotropic S-curvature are classified.
By defining new Bryant-type vector fields for foliations on a Riemannian manifold we find necessary and sufficient conditions that a foliation produces $p$-harmonic morphisms. Two applications are given. First, we characterize one-parameter conformal actions using $p$-harmonic morphisms. Then we classify $p$-harmonic morphisms on a constant curvature space with one-dimensional fibres by studying bi-minimal distributions. We also give a description of all conformal foliations which have minimal fibres on a Riemannian manifold in terms of $p$-harmonic morphisms.
We show that surfaces such that the natural projections of the unit normal bundles are harmonic morphisms are composed of minimal points and totally umbilical points. As its application, we find a harmonic map from the torus to the complex quadric in $CP^3$ such that the projection map of the associated sphere bundle constructed by Gudmundsson is not a harmonic morphism. This contrasts sharply with the situation for holomorphic maps. We also establish sufficient conditions for reducing the codimension of an isometric immersion with conformal second fundamental form.
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