JAMPJournal of Applied Mathematics and Physics2327-4352Scientific Research Publishing10.4236/jamp.2019.712220JAMP-97220ArticlesPhysics&Mathematics Algebraicity of Induced Riemannian Curvature Tensor on Lightlike Warped Product Manifolds DomitienNdayirukiye1*GilbertNibaruta1MénédoreKarimumuryango2AboubacarNibirantiza3Université du Burundi, Institut des Statistiques, Bujumbura, BurundiEcole Normale Supérieure, Département des Sciences Naturelles, Bujumbura, BurundiUniversité du Burundi, Institut de Pédagogie Appliquée, Département des Mathématiques, Bujumbura, Burundi0212201907123132313923, October 201916, December 2019 19, December 2019© Copyright 2014 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. 2014This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Lightlike warped product manifolds are considered in this paper. The geometry of lightlike submanifolds is difficult to study since the normal vector bundle intersects with the tangent bundle. Due to the degenerate metric, the induced connection is not metric and it follows that the Riemannian curvature tensor is not algebraic. In this situation, some basic techniques of calulus are not useable. In this paper, we consider lightlike warped product as submanifold of semi-Riemannian manifold and establish some remarkable geometric properties from which we establish some conditions on the algebraicity of the induced Riemannian curvature tensor.

Lightlike (Sub)Manifolds Algebraic Curvature Tensor Total Umbilicity
1. Introduction

Semi-Riemannian geometry is the study of smooth manifolds with non-degenerate metric signature . Semi-Riemannian geometry includes the Riemannian geometry with a positive definite metric and Lorentzian geometry which is the mathematical theory used in General Relativity.

In 1969, Bishop and O’Neill  introduced a new concept of warped product manifolds to construct a rich variety of manifolds with useful applications in General Relativity on the study of cosmological models and black holes. For example, it has been pointed out in  that some well-known exact solutions to Einstein field equations are semi-Riemannian warped products.

It is well-known that for any semi-Riemannian (warped product) manifold, there is a natural existence for lightlike subspaces. Thus there exists a particular case of submanifolds namely lightlike (degenerate) . The geometry of lightlike submanifolds is different from the non-lightlike one and rather difficult since its normal vector bundle intersects with the tangent bundle. Due to the degenerate metric induced on a lightlike manifold, the induced connection is not metric and it follows that the Riemannian curvature tensor is not algebraic. Thus, one can not use, in the usual way, the habitual submanifold theory to define any induced object on a degenerate submanifold.

A Riemannian curvature tensor of a semi-Riemannian manifold ( M , g ) is algebraic if it has the following symetry properties

R ( X , Y , Z , W ) = R ( Z , W , X , Y ) = − R ( Y , X , Z , W ) (1)

R ( X , Y , Z , W ) + R ( Y , Z , X , W ) + R ( Z , X , Y , W ) = 0 (2)

∀ X , Y , Z , W ∈ T p M .

The notion of curvature is one of the central concepts of differential geometry, one could argue that is the one central on, distinguishing the geometrical core of the subject from those aspects that are analytic, algebraic, or topological . Curvature also plays a key role in physics. The motion of a body in a gravitational field is determined, according to Einstein, by the curvature of space-time.

Since the whole curvature tensor is difficult to handle, the investigation usually focuses on different objects whose properties allow us to recover curvature tensor. One can associate to R an endomorphism on tangent bundle of a manifold . In lightlike geometry, to make such study, we have to ensure that the Riemannian tensor has the algebraic proprties.

Although the lightlike geometry is difficult to study, there are important applications in Physic. In  the author used the warped product technique to study a problem concerning of finding a warping function such that the degenerate metric of a globally lightlike warped product manifold admits constant scalar curvature and discovered that this approach has an interplay with the static vaccum solutions of Einstein equation of general relativity.

In this paper, we examine some conditions on lightlike warped product (sub-)manifolds to admit an algebraic curvature tensor. We particularly consider single lightlike warped product (sub-)manifolds and present some technical and characterization results (Proposition 2, Proposition 3, Proposition 4). We establish algebraicity condition for the (induced) Riemannian curvature tensor on lightlike warped product submanifold (Theorm 5, Theorem 6).

2. Basic Notions on Lightlike Geometry

For more details see . Let ( M ¯ , g ¯ ) be a ( m + k ) -dimensional semi-Riemannian manifold of constant index q such that 1 ≤ q < m + k and ( M , g ) be a m-dimensional submanifold of M ¯ . We assume that both m and k are ≥ 1 . At each point p ∈ M ,

T p M ⊥ = { X ∈ T p M ¯ , g ¯ p ( X , Y ) = 0 ,   ∀ Y ∈ T p M } (3)

is the normal space at p. In case g ¯ p is non-degenerate on T p M , both T p M and T p M ⊥ are non-degenerate and we have T p M ∩ T p M ⊥ = { 0 } . If the mapping

R a d ( T M ) : p ∈ M ↦ R a d ( T p M ) = T p M ∩ T p M ⊥ (4)

is a smooth distribution with constant rank r > 0 , M is said to be lightlike (or lightlike) submanifold of M ¯ , with lightlikeity degree r. This mapping is called the radical distribution on M. Any complementary (and hence orthogonal) distribution of R a d ( T M ) in TM is called a screen distribution. For a fixed screen distribution on M, the tangent bundle splits as

T M = R a d ( T M ) ⊕ o r t h S ( T M ) . (5)

⊕ o r t h is the orthogonal direct sum. A screen transversal vector bundle S ( T M ⊥ ) on M is any (semi-Riemannian) complementary vector bundle of R a d ( T M ) in T M ⊥ . It is obvious that both S ( T M ⊥ ) and S ( T M ) ⊥ is non-degenerate with respect to g ¯ and

S ( T M ⊥ ) ⊂ S ( T M ) ⊥ . (6)

A lightlike submanifold M with lightlikeity degree r equipped with a screen distribution S ( T M ) and a screen transversal vector bundle S ( T M ⊥ ) is denoted ( M , S ( T M ) , S ( T M ⊥ ) ) . It is said to be

1) r-lightlike if r < min ( m , k ) ;

2) Coisotropic if r = k < m (hence S ( T M ⊥ ) = { 0 } );

3) Isotropic if r = m < k , (hence S ( T M ) = { 0 } );

4) Totally lightlike if r = m = k , (hence S ( T M ) = { 0 } = S ( T M ⊥ ) ).

For any local frame { ξ i } of R a d ( T M ) , there exists a local frame { N i } of sections with values in the orthogonal complement of S ( T M ⊥ ) in S ( T M ) ⊥ such that

g ( ξ i , N j ) = δ i j ,     g ( N i , N j ) = 0 ,

and it follows that there exists a lightlike transversal vector bundle l t r ( T M ) locally spanned by { N i } .

If we denote by t r ( T M ) a (not orthogonal) complementary vector bundle to TM in T M ¯ | M , the following relations hold

t r ( T M ) = l t r ( T M ) ⊕ o r t h S ( T M ⊥ ) , (7)

T M ¯ | M = T M ⊕ t r ( T M ) = S ( T M ) ⊕ o r t h ( R a d ( T M ) ⊕ l t r ( T M ) ) ⊕ o r t h S ( T M ⊥ ) . (8)

The Gauss and Weingarten formulas are

∇ ¯ X Y = ∇ X Y + h ( X , Y ) , (9)

∇ ¯ X V = − A V X + ∇ X t V , (10)

∀ X , Y ∈ Γ ( T M ) , V ∈ Γ ( t r ( T M ) ) . The components ∇ X Y and − A V X belong to Γ ( T M ) , h ( X , Y ) and ∇ X t V to Γ ( t r ( T M ) ) . ∇ and ∇ t are linear connections on TM and the vector bundle t r ( T M ) respectively. According to the decomposition (7), let L and S denote the projection morphisms of t r ( T M ) onto l t r ( T M ) and S ( T M ⊥ ) respectively, h l = L ∘ h , where is the composition law. and. The transformations and do not define linear connections but Otsuki connections on with respect to the vector bundle morphisms L and S. Then, and we have

Since is a metric connection, using (11)-(13) we have

Let P the projection morphism of TM onto. Using the decomposition (5) we get

and is a metric connection on.

It follows from (16) and (17) that

Let and R denote the Riemannian curvature tensors on and M respectively. The Gauss equation is given by

. Therefore

Definition 2.1.  A lightlike submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold is totally umbilical in if there is a smooth transversal vector field on M called the transversal curvature vector field of M such that, for all

Using (9) and (11) its is easy to see that M is totally umbilical if and only if on each coordinate neighbourhood there exist smooth vector fields and such that

Definition 2.2.  Let be a r-lightlike (i.e.) or a coisotropic m-dimensional submanifold of a -dimensional semi-Riemannian manifold. We say that the screen distribution is totally umbilical if for any section N of on a coordinate neighbourhood, there exists a smooth function on such that

Definition 2.3. A coisotropic submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold is screen locally conformal if the local second fundamental forms of the screen distribution are related with the local second fundamental form of M as follows:

where is a conformal smooth function in a coordinate neighbourhood in M. In particular, we say that M is sreen homothetic if is a non-zero constant.

Definition 2.4. Let and be semi-Riemannian manifolds and be positive smooth functions. The multiply warped product is the product manifold furnished with the metric tensor

where, are the projection morphisms. The functions are called the warping functions and the base manifold of the multiply warped product. Each is called a fiber manifold.

• If then we obtain a singly warped product.

• If for then we have a muliple product manifold.

• If all are Riemanniann manifolds then is also a Riemannian multiply warped product manifold. is Lorentzian multiply warped product if are Riemannian and either is Lorentzian or a one-dimensional manifold with a negative definite metric.

is lightlike (lightlike) with lightlikeity degree r if is degenerate with of rank r. still has rank r and all screen structure on M has dimension where is the dimension of any screen structure on.

For a singly warped product, we have the following:

Proposition 1.  On, if;, then,

1) is the lift of;

2);

3) is the lift of;

4).

From the previous proposition, one can see that

Definition 2.5. A lightlike warped product submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold is called mixed totally geodesic if for any and.

3. Our Main Results

In the following, we consider a lightlike warped product isometrically immersed in a semi-Riemannian manifold.

Proposition 2. Let f be a coisotropic isometric immersion of a warped product into a semi-Riemannian manifold with the first factor totally degenerate. Then f is a totally umbilical isometric immersion.

Proof. In case of coisotropic submanifold we have

Thus

Then

that is where.

Proposition 3. Any totally umbilical lightlike warped product submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold is mixed totally geodesic.

Proof. From the expressions (27) and (2.1), we have and i.e, ,.

Proposition 4. Let be a lightlike warped product submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold with totally degenerate. Then, , we have

1);

2);

3);

4);

5).

Proof. Let. From (11) and proposition 1 we have

From (16) we have

From (19) and (30) we have.

Let. From (13) we have

Using (11), (16), (29) and (30) we have. Then and since is a metric connexion we have

Moreover.

We give the following result on the algebraic properties of the induced Riemannian tensor on lightlike warped product with the first factor totally degenerate.

Theorem 5. Let be a lightlike submanifold of a semi-Riemannian manifold equiped by an induced lightlike warperd product metric with the first factor totally degenerate. Then the induced Riemannian curvature is an algebraic tensor.

Proof. The result hold from Theorem 3.2 in  and proposition 4.

In case of coisotropic warped product of a semi-Riemannian manifold with constant sectional curvature which is conformal screen, we establish the following.

Theorem 6. Let be a coisotropic isometric immersion of a lightlike warped product into a semi-Riemannian manifold which is a space form such that the lightlike warped product M is conformal screen. Then the induced Riemannian curvature R is an algebraic curvature tensor.

Proof. Since has constant sectional curvature c, we have ( , p. 80). From (22), , taking account M is conformal screen coisotropic manifold, we have

It is then obvious that holds (1) and (2). Consider now Proposition (4), , , we have

and we infer to conclude.

4. Conclusion and Suggestions

The algebraicity conditions of the induced Riemannian curvature tensor have been explored in this paper. Some remarkable geometric properties of lightlike warped product submanifolds have been given. From the above results, one can see that the induced Riemannian curvature tensor on lightlike warped product submanifolds with totally null first factor is an algebraic curvator tensor. In the future, we will be studying Osserman conditions on lightlike warped product manifolds.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

Cite this paper

Ndayirukiye, D., Nibaruta, G., Karimumuryango, M. and Nibirantiza, A. (2019) Algebraicity of Induced Riemannian Curvature Tensor on Lightlike Warped Product Manifolds. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 7, 3132-3139. https://doi.org/10.4236/jamp.2019.712220

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