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Minimal graphic functions on manifolds of non-negative Ricci curvature

Qi Ding, Jürgen Jost and Yuanlong Xin


We study minimal graphic functions on complete Riemannian manifolds $\Sigma$ with non-negative Ricci curvature, Euclidean volume growth and quadratic curvature decay. We derive global bounds for the gradients for minimal graphic functions of linear growth only on one side. Then we can obtain a Liouville type theorem with such growth via splitting for tangent cones of $\Sigma$ at infinity. When, in contrast, we do not impose any growth restrictions for minimal graphic functions, we also obtain a Liouville type theorem under a certain non-radial Ricci curvature decay condition on $\Sigma$. In particular, the borderline for the Ricci curvature decay is sharp by our example in the last section.

Feb 19, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

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2016 Repository Open Access
Qi Ding, Jürgen Jost and Yuan-Long Xin

Minimal graphic functions on manifolds of nonnegative Ricci curvature

In: Communications on pure and applied mathematics, 69 (2016) 2, pp. 323-371