Berger-Kazdan Comparison Theorem

Let M be a compact n-dimensional manifold with injectivity radius inj(M). Then


with equality iff M is isometric to the standard round sphere S^n with radius inj(M), where c_n(r) is the volume of the standard n-hypersphere of radius r.

See also

Blaschke Conjecture, Hypersphere, Injection, Isometry

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Chavel, I. Riemannian Geometry: A Modern Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Berger-Kazdan Comparison Theorem." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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