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Stochastic completeness and volume growth

Authors: Christian Bär and G. Pacelli Bessa
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010), 2629-2640
MSC (2010): Primary 58J35, 58J65
Published electronically: March 4, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2607893
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Abstract: It was suggested in 1999 that a certain volume growth condition for geodesically complete Riemannian manifolds might imply that the manifold is stochastically complete. This is motivated by a large class of examples and by a known analogous criterion for recurrence of Brownian motion. We show that the suggested implication is not true in general. We also give counterexamples to a converse implication.

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Christian Bär
Affiliation: Institut für Mathematik, Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

G. Pacelli Bessa
Affiliation: Departamento de Matematica, Université Fédérale du Ceará, Bloco 914, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Keywords: Riemannian manifold, Brownian motion, heat kernel, stochastic completeness, volume growth
Received by editor(s): August 28, 2009
Published electronically: March 4, 2010
Additional Notes: This work was supported by CNPq-CAPES and by Sonderforschungsbereich 647, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Communicated by: Daniel Ruberman
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