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- L. J. Aĺıas, G. Pacelli Bessa, J. Fabio Montenegro
- 2009

We give a sectional curvature estimate for cylindrically bounded, properly immersed submanifolds of product manifolds N × R ℓ , provided the norm of the second fundamental form grows at most linearly.

We give lower bounds estimates for the first Dirichilet eigenvalues for domains Ω in submanifolds M ⊂ N with locally bounded mean curvature. These lower bounds depend on the local injectivity radius, local upper bound for sectional curvature of N and local bound for the mean cuvature of M. For sumanifolds with bounded mean curvature of Hadamard manifolds… (More)

We prove an extension of a theorem of Barta then we make few geometric applications. We extend Cheng's lower eigenvalue estimates of normal geodesic balls. We generalize Cheng-Li-Yau eigenvalue estimates of minimal submanifolds of the space forms. We prove an stability theorem for minimal hypersurfaces of the Euclidean space, giving a converse statement of… (More)

- G Pacelli Bessa, J Fabio Montenegro
- 2006

- Gregório P Bessa, Luquésio P Jorge, Barnabé P Lima, José F Montenegro
- Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
- 2006

We establish a method for giving lower bounds for the fundamental tone of elliptic operators in divergence form in terms of the divergence of vector fields. We then apply this method to the Lr operator associated to immersed hypersurfaces with locally bounded (r + 1)-th mean curvature Hr + 1 of the space forms Nn+ 1(c) of constant sectional curvature c. As… (More)

- G Pacelli Bessa, Luquesio P Jorge, J Fabio Montenegro
- 2009

We show that the spectrum of complete minimal submanifolds properly immersed in a ball of R n are discrete. In particular, the Martin-Morales complete minimal surfaces properly immersed in a ball of R 3 have discrete spectrum. This gives a partial answer to a question of Yau [19].

- G Pacelli Bessa, J Fábio Montenegro
- 2008

Based on Markvorsen and Palmer's work on mean time exit and isoperimetric inequalities we establish slightly better isoperimetric inequalities and mean time exit estimates for minimal submanifolds of N × R. We also prove isoperimetric inequalities for submanifolds of Hadamard spaces with tamed second fundamental form.

- Barnabé P. Lima, J. Fábio Montenegro, Newton L. Santos
- 2008

We obtain geometric estimates for the first eigenvalue and the fundamental tone of the p-laplacian on manifolds in terms of admissible vector fields. Also, we defined a new spectral invariant and we show its relation with the geometry of the manifold.

We prove Cheng's eigenvalue comparison theorems [4] for geodesic balls within the cut locus under weaker geometric hypothesis, Theorems (1.1, 3.1, 3.2) and we also show that there are certain geometric rigidity in case of equality of the eigenvalues. This rigidity becomes isometric rigidity under upper sectional curvature bounds or lower Ricci curvature… (More)

- G Pacelli Bessa, Luquesio P Jorge, J Fabio Montenegro
- 2009

We show that the spectrum of a complete submanifold properly immersed into a ball of a Riemannian manifold is discrete, provided the norm of the mean curvature vector is sufficiently small. In particular, the spectrum of a complete minimal surface properly immersed into a ball of R 3 is discrete. This gives a positive answer to a question of Yau [22].