Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

B. Colbois - A. Girouard - A. Hassannezhad

The Steklov and Laplacian spectra of Riemannian manifolds with boundary

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Inserted: 4 dec 2020

Year: 2018

ArXiv: 1810.00711 PDF


Given two compact Riemannian manifolds with boundary $M_1$ and $M_2$ such that their respective boundaries $\Sigma_1$ and $\Sigma_2$ admit neighborhoods $\Omega_1$ and $\Omega_2$ which are isometric, we prove the existence of a constant $C$, which depends only on the geometry of $\Omega_1\cong\Omega_2$, such that $
\leq C$ for each $k\in\mathbb{N}$. This follows from a quantitative relationship between the Steklov eigenvalues $\sigma_k$ of a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ and the eigenvalues $\lambda_k$ of the Laplacian on its boundary. Our main result states that the difference $
$ is bounded above by a constant which depends on the geometry of $M$ only in a neighborhood of its boundary. The proofs are based on a Pohozaev identity and on comparison geometry for principal curvatures of parallel hypersurfaces. In several situations, the constant $C$ is given explicitly in terms of bounds on the geometry of $\Omega_1\cong\Omega_2$.