## Finite Volume Flows And Morse Theory

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@MISC{Harvey_finitevolume,

author = {F. Reese Harvey and H. Blaine Lawson and Jr.},

title = {Finite Volume Flows And Morse Theory},

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

this paper we present a new approach to Morse theory based on the de Rham - Federer theory of currents. The full classical theory is derived in a transparent way. The methods carry over uniformly to the equivariant and the holomorphic settings. Moreover, the methods are substantially stronger than the classical ones and have interesting applications to geometry. They lead, for example, to formulas relating characteristic forms and singularities of bundle maps. The ideas came from addressing the following. Question. Given a smooth flow ' t : X ! X on a manifold X, when does the limit P(ff) j lim t!1 '

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Citation Context ... induces an isomorphism H(S Z f ) = Hs(X; Z): In the Morse-Smale case the constants n pq can be computed explicitly by counting flow lines from p to q. This fact follows directly from Stokes' Theorem =-=[La]-=-. The operator T above can be thought of as the fundamental solution for the de Rham complex provided by the Morse flow. It is the Morse-theoretic analogue of the Hodge operator d ffiG where G is the ... |

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Citation Context ...ic. These include every real analytic bundle map as well as generic direct sums and tensor products of bundle maps. New explicit formulas relating curvature and singularities are derived in each case =-=[HL3]-=-. This extends and simplifies previous work on singular connections and characteristic currents [HL1]. The approach also works for holomorphic C ∗ -actions with fixed-points on Kähler manifolds. One f... |

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Citation Context ...p and where p ≺ q means there is a piecewise flow line connecting p in forward time to q. Metrics yielding such gradient flows always exist. In fact Morse-Smale gradient systems have these properties =-=[HL4]-=-. Under the hypotheses (1)–(3) we prove that the operator P has the following simple form P(α) = ∑ ( ∫ Up α ) [Sp] where ∫ p∈Cr(f) Up α = 0 if deg α ̸= λp. Thus P gives a retraction P : E ∗ { } def (X... |

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2 |
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Citation Context ... The ring of differential characters on a smooth manifold, introduced by Cheeger and Simons [ChS] in 1973, has played an important role in geometry. In de Rham-Federer formulations of the theory (see =-=[HL5]-=-), differential characters are represented by sparks. These are currents T with the property that dT = α − R where α is smooth and R is integrally flat. Our Morse Theory systematically produces such c... |