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Lichnerowicz-Weitzenbock Formula

D^*D\psi=\nabla^*\nabla\psi+{\textstyle{1\over 4}}R\psi,

where $D$ is the Dirac operator $D:\Gamma(S^+)\to\Gamma(S^-)$, $\nabla$ is the Covariant Derivative on Spinors, and $R$ is the Curvature Scalar.

See also Lichnerowicz Formula


Donaldson, S. K. ``The Seiberg-Witten Equations and 4-Manifold Topology.'' Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 33, 45-70, 1996.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein