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Average mean curvature

This article defines a notion of curvature for a differential manifold equipped with a Riemannian metric

This article defines a scalar value (viz, a real number) associated with a Riemannian manifold. This real number depends both on the underlying differential manifold and the Riemannian metric


Given data

A compact connected differential manifold M with a Riemannian metric g.

Definition part

The average mean curvature of M is defined as the volume-averaged value of the mean curvature over the manifold. That is, if H denotes the mean curvature and d\mu the volume element, we have that:

 h = \frac{\int H d\mu}{\int d\mu}

Here, the volume element d\mu is the natural choice of volume-element arising from the Riemannian metric.