Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
In this thesis, we will study a class of fully nonlinear flows on Kähler manifolds. This family of flows generalizes the previously studied J-flow. We use the quotients of elementary symmetric polynomials or log of them to construct the flow. We obtain a necessary and sufficient condition in terms of positivity of certain cohomology class to guarantee the convergence of the flow. The corresponding limit metric gives rise to a critical metric satisfying a Hessian type equation on the manifold. We shall also discuss several geometric applications of our main result.
v, 70 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-70).
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