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The volume entropy of a surface decreases along the Ricci flow


The volume entropy, h(g), of a compact Riemannian manifold (M,g) measures the growth rate of the volume of a ball of radius R in its universal cover. Under the Ricci flow, g evolves along a certain path $(g_t, t\geq0)$ that improves its curvature properties. For a compact surface of variable negative curvature we use a Katok–Knieper–Weiss formula to show that h(gt) is strictly decreasing.

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Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
  • ISSN: 0143-3857
  • EISSN: 1469-4417
  • URL: /core/journals/ergodic-theory-and-dynamical-systems
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