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15) Proof. Applying the chain rule dI du As δ ( i) ;e = (δ | u=0 i) ∂L δ i D ∂ = ; e, i + ∂L i ) ;e ∂( i ; e) δ( dvg . the second term in the right hand side can be expressed as ∂L D i i ∂( i ) ;e i δ ;e − Let X = Xe where ∂L i ∂( δ i dvg . ∂ , ∂xe ∂L Xe = i ) ;e ;e ∂( i ) ;e δ i , and by the divergence theorem D X e; e dv = 0, as X vanishes on ∂D. 15) is satisﬁed. Indeed, if we take the variation (s, x) = exp(s V (x) ), where V (x) ∈ T (x) N, we have (0, x) = (x) and ∂ (s, x) δ = = V (x) , ∂s | s=0 for any arbitrary V .

22) Proof. 19) with the substitution X = ∇φ. 2 Applications Harmonic functions on compact manifolds The compact manifold M considered in this section will have an empty boundary ∂M = ∅. 15. ( Hopf’s lemma) Let M be a connected, compact Riemannian manifold and f ∈ F(M) such that f ≥ 0. Then f is constant. Proof. First, we shall show that f =0 on M. This is obtained by integrating and applying the divergence theorem 0≤ div(∇f ) dv = 0, f dv = − M M where we used ∂M = 0. 22), we get div(f ∇f ) = −f f + g(∇f, ∇f ).

8) The dynamical system discussed above is one dimensional. However, it was not easy to integrate the Euler–Lagrange equation, even in the particular case C = 0. The solution required the use of elliptic functions. In other cases, even elliptic functions are not enough to solve the Euler–Lagrange equation. We may say that for some equations, it is not possible to obtain explicit formulas. This is also the case for an Euler–Lagrange equation on manifolds, where we encounter more than one parameter.