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A splitting theorem for complete manifolds with nonnegative curvature operator

Author: Maria Helena Noronha
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 105 (1989), 979-985
MSC: Primary 53C20
MathSciNet review: 933519
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Abstract: It is shown that any complete, noncompact, simply connected Riemannian manifold with nonnegative curvature operator is isometric to the product of its compact soul (in the sense of Cheeger-Gromoll) and a complete manifold diffeomorphic to a Euclidean space

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Keywords: Nonnegative curvature, soul
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