A cornucopia of isospectral pairs of metrics on spheres with different local geometries


This article concludes the comprehensive study started in [Sz5], where the first nontrivial isospectral pairs of metrics are constructed on balls and spheres. These investigations incorporate four different cases since these balls and spheres are considered both on $2$-step nilpotent Lie groups and on their solvable extensions. In [Sz5] the considerations are completely concluded in the ball-case and in the nilpotent-case. The other cases were mostly outlined. In this paper the isospectrality theorems are completely established on spheres. Also the important details required about the solvable extensions are concluded in this paper.


Zoltán I. Szabó

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Lehman College
Bronx, NY 10468
United States and
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
H-1053, Budapest