Bach-flat asymptotically locally Euclidean metrics
We obtain a volume growth and curvature decay result for various classes of complete, noncompact Riemannian metrics in dimension 4; in particular our method applies to anti-self-dual or Kahler metrics with zero scalar curvature, and metrics with harmonic curvature. Similar results are known for Einstein metrics, but our analysis differs from the Einstein case in that (1) we consider more generally a fourth order system in the metric, and (2) we do not assume any pointwise Ricci curvature bound.
- Pub Date:
- December 2004
- Mathematics - Differential Geometry;
- Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs;
- 54 pages