The mixed scalar curvature of a foliated Riemannian manifold, i.e., an averaged mixed sectional curvature, has been considered by several geometers. We explore the Yamabe type problem: to prescribe the leafwise constant mixed scalar curvature for a foliation by a conformal change of the metric in normal directions only. For a harmonic foliation, we derive the leafwise elliptic equation and explore the corresponding nonlinear heat type equation on a closed manifold (leaf). Then we assume that a foliation is defined by an orientable fiber bundle, and use spectral parameters of certain Schrödinger operator to find solution, which is an attractor of the equation.
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- Leafwise Schrödinger operator
- Mixed scalar curvature
- Parabolic equation
- Riemannian metric
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Mathematics