An End to End Gluing Construction for Metrics of Constant Positive Scalar Curvature

Research paper by Jesse Ratzkin

Indexed on: 17 Jan '02Published on: 17 Jan '02Published in: Mathematics - Differential Geometry


Complete constant positive scalar curvature metrics on S^n - {p_1, ..., p_k} admit a definite asymptotic structure; i.e. the metric is asymptotic to a specific S^{n-1}-invariant metric near the puncture points. This allows one to glue together two such metrics near their puncture points, provided the asymptotic structures match, and create a metric whose scalar curvature is very close to constant. In this paper we perturb this new metric to obtain a metric of constant scalar curvature.