Asymptotic behavior of conformal metrics with null Q-curvature

Author:

Mingxiang Li

Keyword:

Mathematics, Differential Geometry, Differential Geometry (math.DG), Analysis of PDEs (math.AP)

journal:

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date:

2023-08-23 16:00:00

Abstract

We describe the asymptotic behavior of conformal metrics related to the GJMS operator in the null case, as the prescribed Q-curvature $f_0(x) + \lambda$ gradually changes. We show that if one of the maximum points of $f_0$ is flat up to order $n-1$, the normalized conformal metrics in the lowest energy level will form exactly one spherical bubble as $\lambda$ approaches zero using higher order Bol's inequality. This generalizes the result of Struwe (JEMS, 2020) in the two-dimensional case to higher dimensions and helps rule out the slow bubble case discussed by Ng\^o and Zhang (arXiv:1903.12054) to some degree.