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Title:  Immersions of Positively Curved Manifolds Into Manifolds With Curvature Bounded Above 
Author(s):  Menninga, Nadine Louise 
Department / Program:  Mathematics 
Discipline:  Mathematics 
Degree Granting Institution:  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Degree:  Ph.D. 
Genre:  Dissertation 
Subject(s):  Mathematics 
Abstract:  This paper investigates the following questions. If a compact manifold, M, with positive sectional curvature is isometrically immersed in some ambient space, N, what is the radius of the smallest ball in which its image lies? Additionally, when can the knowledge that the image lies inside a ball of restricted size be used to conclude that the immersion is an imbedding whose image bounds a convex body in N? The major results presented in this paper are the following theorems: Theorem 1. Let M be a compact, connected Riemannian manifold of dimension m, m (GREATERTHEQ) 2, with K(M) (GREATERTHEQ) 1/c('2), where c is a positive constant. Let N be an ndimensional Riemannian manifold such that (pi)c (LESSTHEQ) i(N) and K(N) ) N is an isometric immersion, then x(M) is contained in a metric ball of N with radius R 0 and simply connected space N of constant curvature less than 1/(4c('2)), there exists an M satisfying the above conditions and an immersion x: M (>) M such that x(M) lies in no ball of radius 1/2(pi)c  (epsilon). Theorem 2. Let M be a compact, connected, orientable, Riemannian manifold of dimension n1, with n1 (GREATERTHEQ) 2, and K(M) (GREATERTHEQ) 1/c('2), c is a positive constant. Let N be an ndimensional Riemannian manifold such that (pi)c (LESSTHEQ) i(N) and K(N) ) N be an isometric immersion. Then x imbeds M into N as the boundary of a convex body. In the above theorems K(N) is the sectional curvature function of the manifold N and i(N) is the injectivity radius of the manifold N. 
Issue Date:  1984 
Type:  Text 
Description:  40 p. Thesis (Ph.D.)University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 1984. 
URI:  http://hdl.handle.net/2142/71220 
Other Identifier(s):  (UMI)AAI8422134 
Date Available in IDEALS:  20141216 
Date Deposited:  1984 
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