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On spaces of polynomial growth with no conjugate points

Author: N. D. Lebedeva
Translated by: the author
Original publication: Algebra i Analiz, tom 16 (2004), nomer 2.
Journal: St. Petersburg Math. J. 16 (2005), 341-348
MSC (2000): Primary 57N16
Published electronically: March 9, 2005
MathSciNet review: 2068342
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Abstract: The following generalization of the Hopf conjecture is proved: if the fundamental group of an $n$-dimensional compact polyhedral space $M$ without boundary and with no conjugate points has polynomial growth, then there exists a finite covering of $M$ by a flat torus.

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N. D. Lebedeva
Affiliation: St. Petersburg Branch, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fontanka 27, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia

Keywords: $n$-dimensional polyhedral space, polyhedral pseudomanifold, fundamental group
Received by editor(s): February 18, 2003
Published electronically: March 9, 2005
Additional Notes: Partially supported by RFBR (grant no. 02-01-00090), by CRDF (grant no. RM1-2381-ST-02), and by SS (grant no. 1914.2003.1).
Article copyright: © Copyright 2005 American Mathematical Society

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