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|Abstract:||We define an ADM-like mass, called p-mass, for an asymptotically flat pseudohermitian manifold. The p-mass for the blow-up of a compact pseudohermitian manifold (with no boundary) is identified with the first nontrivial coefficient in the expansion of the Green function for the CR Laplacian. We deduce an integral formula for the p-mass, and we reduce its positivity to a solution of Kohn’s equation. We prove that the p-mass is non-negative for (blow-ups of) compact 3-manifolds of positive CR Yamabe invariant and with non-negative CR Paneitz operator. Under these assumptions, we also characterize the zero mass case as the standard three dimensional CR sphere. We then show the existence of (non-embeddable) CR 3-manifolds having nonpositive Paneitz operator or negative p-mass through a second variation formula. Finally, we apply our main result to find solutions of the CR Yamabe problem with minimal energy. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||2-Jan-2017|
|Citation:||Cheng, Jih-Hsin, Malchiodi, Andrea, Yang, Paul. (2017). A positive mass theorem in three dimensional Cauchy-Riemann geometry. ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS, 308 (276 - 347. doi:10.1016/j.aim.2016.12.012|
|Pages:||276 - 347|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS|
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