Let M be a connected complete noncompact -dimensional Riemannian manifold with a base point p ∈ M whose radial sectional curvature at p is bounded from below by that of a noncompact surface of revolution which admits a finite total curvature where n ≥ 2. Note here that our radial curvatures can change signs wildly. We then show that limt→∞ vol Bt (p)/tn exists where vol Bt (p) denotes the volume of the open metric ball Bt (p) with center p and radius t. Moreover we show that in addition if the limit above is positive, then M has finite topological type and there is therefore a finitely upper bound on the number of ends of M.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Tohoku Mathematical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Finite topological type
- Radial curvature
- Total curvature
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