Metric dependence and asymptotic minimization of the expected number of critical points of random holomorphic sections

Author:
Benjamin Baugher

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **362** (2010), 4537-4555

MSC (2010):
Primary 53C55

Published electronically:
April 27, 2010

MathSciNet review:
2645040

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Abstract: We prove the main conjecture from Douglas, Shiffman, and Zelditch (2006) concerning the metric dependence and asymptotic minimization of the expected number of critical points of random holomorphic sections of the th tensor power of a positive line bundle. The first non-topological term in the asymptotic expansion of is the Calabi functional multiplied by the constant which depends only on the dimension of the manifold. We prove that is strictly positive in all dimensions, showing that the expansion is non-topological for all , and that the Calabi extremal metric, when it exists, asymptotically minimizes .

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**Benjamin Baugher**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Address at time of publication:
3353 Deep Well Ct., Abingdon, Maryland 21009

Email:
bbaugher@math.jhu.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-10-04801-4

Received by editor(s):
February 13, 2008

Published electronically:
April 27, 2010

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