Hessian manifolds of nonpositive constant Hessian sectional curvature. (English) Zbl 1277.53010

Let \(M\) be a connected \(C^{\infty}\)-manifold of dimension \(n \geq 2\), \(g\) a Riemannian metric and \(\nabla\) a torsion free connection on \(M\). Denote by \(\hat{\nabla}\) the Levi-Civita connection of \(g\) and by \(K(X,Y):= \nabla_XY - \hat{\nabla}_XY\) the symmetric difference tensor. The triple \((M,\nabla,g)\) is called a Hessian manifold if \(\nabla g\) is totally symmetric. For \(c \in \mathbb{R}\) the triple is called of constant Hessian curvature \(c\) if \[ (\nabla_XK)(Y,Z) = - \tfrac{c}{2} \cdot \left(g(X,Y)Z + g(X,Z)Y \right). \] The authors give examples of Hessian manifolds of constant Hessian curvature and investigate the relations between Riemannian manifolds of constant curvature and Hessian manifolds of constant Hessian curvature.
Reviewer: Udo Simon (Berlin)


53A15 Affine differential geometry
53C05 Connections (general theory)
53C25 Special Riemannian manifolds (Einstein, Sasakian, etc.)
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