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Harmonic two-forms in four dimensions

Author: Walter Seaman
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 112 (1991), 545-548
MSC: Primary 58G25; Secondary 53C20, 57N13
MathSciNet review: 1062836
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Abstract: Conformal invariance of middle-dimensional harmonic forms is used to improve Kato's inequality for four-manifolds. An application to positively curved four-manifolds is given.

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Keywords: Harmonic forms, Weitzenbock operator, curvature, four-manifolds
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