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Mayer-Vietoris formula for the determinant of a Laplace operator on an even-dimensional manifold


Author: Yoonweon Lee
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 123 (1995), 1933-1940
MSC: Primary 58G26
MathSciNet review: 1254845
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Abstract: Let $ \Delta $ be a Laplace operator acting on differential p-forms on an even-dimensional manifold M. Let $ \Gamma $ be a submanifold of codimension 1. We show that if B is a Dirichlet boundary condition and R is a Dirichlet-Neumann operator on $ \Gamma $, then $ {\operatorname{Det}}(\Delta + \lambda ) = {\operatorname{Det}}(\Delta + \lambda ,B){\operatorname{Det}}(R + \lambda )$ and $ {\operatorname{Det}^ \ast }\Delta = \frac{1}{{{{(\det A)}^2}}}{\operatorname{Det}}(\Delta ,B){\operatorname{Det}^ \ast }R$. This result was established in 1992 by Burghelea, Friedlander, and Rappeler for a 2-dimensional manifold with $ p = 0$.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1995-1254845-7
PII: S 0002-9939(1995)1254845-7
Article copyright: © Copyright 1995 American Mathematical Society