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Curvature of product $ 3$-manifolds

Author: James R. Wason
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 72 (1978), 150-154
MSC: Primary 53C20
MathSciNet review: 503550
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Abstract: Let M be a compact product 3-manifold without boundary. Let g be a Riemannian metric on M. If g has everywhere nonpositive sectional curvature, then g is locally diffeomorphic to a product metric. The proof is by the method of pseudoframes.

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Keywords: Manifold, Riemannian metric, sectional curvature, pseudoframe
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