By Jurgen Eichhorn

For closed manifolds, there's a hugely elaborated concept of number-valued invariants, hooked up to the underlying manifold, buildings and differential operators. On open manifolds, the majority of this fails, apart from a few distinctive sessions. The target of this monograph is to set up for open manifolds, buildings and differential operators an acceptable idea of number-valued relative invariants. this is often of significant use within the thought of moduli areas for nonlinear partial differential equations and mathematical physics. The e-book is self-contained: specifically, it comprises an summary of the mandatory instruments from nonlinear Sobolev research.

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In the second case J E(g) exists u(oo) but IE(g)1 ~ Lp, p ~ 1. an (M2m,g) satifies (Bo) but either J J Absolute Invariants 23 Another class of examples which submits very useful insights are surfaces of revolution. We state from [65] without proof :]0,00[---+ lR be smooth, f(O) f'(O) = 0 and (M2 = {z = f(x 2 + y2)}, induced metric from lR3 ) be the associated surface of revolution. 18) M if and only if r~ f'(r) ---+ r-oo ±oo. 18) holds. In both cases M has for r > 0 positive curvature and infinite volume.

1 where indtD = (ch (1(D)T(M), [MJ). o Assume now (Mn,g) open, E,F,D as above. Kl,K2 still exist as operators with a smooth kernel where in good cases one can achieve that the support of Ki is located near the diagonal. But there arise several troubles. 1) If Ki bounded is achieved then Ki must not be compact. Absolute Invariants 47 2) If Ki would be compact then indaD would be defined. 3) If indaD would be defined then indtD must not be defined. 4) If indaD, indtd (as above) would be defined then they must not coincide.

38. The second characteristic number of particular importance is given by O'(AI, g) = L(AI, g), where L(AI, g) is the Hirzebruch J M genus. e. it coincides with the topological signature. For simple open manifolds this equality does not longer hold in general. Nevertheless, we could ask for O'(AI, g) the same questions as for X(AI, g), the question for the invariance properties and the topological significance of 0'( AI, g). 22. But we consider also other variations of g. 32) Absolute Invariants 29 where IIa(N, g) essentially involves the second fundamental form and TJ(N, g) is the eta invariant.