Higher-power harmonic maps and sections

Christopher Malcolm Wood, Anand Ramachandran

Research output: Working paperPreprint


The variational theory of higher-power energy is developed for mappings between Riemannian manifolds, and more generally sections of submersions of Riemannian manifolds, and applied to sections of Riemannian vector bundles and their sphere subbundles. A complete classification is then given for left-invariant vector fields on 3-dimensional unimodular Lie groups equipped with an arbitrary left-invariant Riemannian metric.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019


  • Higher-power energy, higher-power harmonic map, r-conformal map, higher-power harmonic section, r-horizontal section, Newton tensor, twisted skyrmion, Riemannian vector bundle, r-parallel section, sphere subbundle, 3-dimensional unimodular Lie group, left-invariant metric, invariant (unit) vector field, Milnor map, principal Ricci/sectional curvature.

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