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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 30, Issue 12, Pages 709-715

Harmonicity of horizontally conformal maps and spectrum of the Laplacian

Department of Mathematics, Myong Ji University, San 38-2, Namdong, Yongin, Kyunggi 449-728, Korea

Received 18 July 2001; Revised 29 December 2001

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We discuss the harmonicity of horizontally conformal maps and their relations with the spectrum of the Laplacian. We prove that if Φ:MN is a horizontally conformal map such that the tension field is divergence free, then Φ is harmonic. Furthermore, if N is noncompact, then Φ must be constant. Also we show that the projection of a warped product manifold onto the first component is harmonic if and only if the warping function is constant. Finally, we describe a characterization for a horizontally conformal map with a constant dilation preserving an eigenfunction.