Laplace operator

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The functional determinant of Laplace operator on a given space of differential p-forms appears as factor of the *analytic torsion* of the given Riemannian manifold.

Lecture notes include

- Masoud Khalkhali,
*The Laplace operator*(pdf)

A standard textbook account is in

- Nicole Berline, Ezra Getzler, Michele Vergne,
*Heat kernels and Dirac operators*, Grundlehren**298**, Springer 1992, “Text Edition” 2003.

See also

- MathOverflow: why-is-the-laplacian-ubiquitous

Revised on February 27, 2015 14:50:09
by Urs Schreiber
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