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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 675-682

An application of stress energy tensor to the vanishing theorem of differential forms

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville 62026-1653, Illinois, USA

Received 29 September 1987

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The author applies the stress energy of differential forms to study the vanishing theorems of the Liouville type. It is shown that for a large class of underlying manifolds such as the Euclidean n-space, the complex n-space, and the complex hyperbolic space form, if any vector bundle valued p-form with conservative stress energy tensor is of finite norm or slowly divergent norm, then the p-form vanishes. This generalizes the recent results due to Hu and Sealey.