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Non-existence of quadratic harmonic maps of $ S^{4}$ into $ S^{5}$ or $ S^{6}$

Authors: Faen Wu and Xinnuan Zhao
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 141 (2013), 1083-1091
MSC (2010): Primary 58E20; Secondary 53C43
Published electronically: July 16, 2012
MathSciNet review: 3003698
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Abstract: In this paper, we settle the last two open cases of non-existence of full quadratic harmonic maps from $ S^{4}$ to $ S^{5}$ or $ S^{6}$. Assume that there exist full quadratic harmonic maps from $ S^{4}$ to $ S^{n}$ for some integer $ n$. As a consequence of our theorem we obtain that the sufficient and necessary condition of the existence of such maps is that $ n$ satisfy $ 4\leq n\leq 13$ and $ n\neq 5,6$.

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Faen Wu
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 100044

Xinnuan Zhao
Affiliation: Guangxi University of Technology, Lushan College, Liuzhou, People’s Republic of China, 545616

Keywords: Quadratic harmonic map, $n$-dimensional sphere, Euclidean space
Received by editor(s): July 19, 2011
Published electronically: July 16, 2012
Additional Notes: The first author is supported by NSFC No. 11171016
Communicated by: Chuu-Lian Terng
Article copyright: © Copyright 2012 American Mathematical Society
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