# Curvature, Diameter and Bounded Betti Numbers

- Authors
- Type
- Preprint
- Publication Date
- Dec 15, 1999
- Submission Date
- Dec 15, 1999
- Identifiers
- arXiv ID: math/9912123
- Source
- arXiv
- License
- Unknown
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## Abstract

Two main theorems are proved in this paper. Theorem 1: There is a constant C(n, D) depending only on n and D such that for a closed Riemannian n-manifold satisfying Ric > -(n-1) and Diam < D, the ith bounded Betti number is bounded by C(n, D). Here the ith bounded Betti number is defined as the dimension of the image of the ith bounded cohomology in the ith real cohomology. Theorem 2: There are only finitely many isometric isomorphism types of bounded cohomology groups among closed Riemannian n-manifolds satisfying K > -1 and Diam < D. The dimension of the ith bounded cohomology might be infinite. It follows from Theorem 2 that if a closed Riemannian n-manifold satiafies K > -1 and Diam < D, then the dimension of the ith bounded cohomology is either infinite or bounded by a constant C(n, D) depending only on n and D.