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By W. Klingenberg

The query of lifestyles of c10sed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold and the houses of the corresponding periodic orbits within the geodesic circulation has been the item of in depth investigations because the starting of worldwide differential geo­ metry over the last century. the best case happens for c10sed surfaces of unfavorable curvature. the following, the basic crew is huge and, as proven through Hadamard [Had] in 1898, each non-null homotopic c10sed curve could be deformed right into a c10sed curve having minimallength in its loose homotopy c1ass. This minimum curve is, as much as the parameterization, uniquely made up our minds and represents a c10sed geodesic. The query of lifestyles of a c10sed geodesic on a easily hooked up c10sed floor is far tougher. As mentioned by way of Poincare [po 1] in 1905, this challenge has a lot in universal with the matter ofthe lifestyles of periodic orbits within the limited 3 physique challenge. Poincare [l.c.] defined an explanation that on an analytic convex floor which doesn't range an excessive amount of from the normal sphere there constantly exists a minimum of one c10sed geodesic of elliptic style, i. e., the corres­ ponding periodic orbit within the geodesic stream is infinitesimally stable.

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