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U*(g) is then also of class H1, and therefore differs from g-i by a positive function of class Hl. Conversely, multiplying any g' 6 Ml_x by a positive Hl function yields an element g £ Ml, for / > 3. 5: Ml is homeomorphic to Tp x DQ +1 X C', and M is diffeomorphic to Tp x Vo x C. ^1, and Tp are contractible for / > 3. 2. We now discuss gauge fixing. 5. Above, we have already constructed a global gauge, namely the so-called harmonic gauge (first established in [EE]) *h • T p M t — • gt given as follows.

2) u is called harmonic if it is a critical point of the energy functional E{u). Here, we look for critical points in the class of all maps that map dT, onto 3S'. We shall need the following result that summarizes work of Eells, Sampson, Hartman, Schoen and Yau. 1: Assume that the metric p2(u)dudu has negative Gauss curvature. £') homotopic to h. If h is a diffeomorphism, then so is u. 4) being a holomorphic quadratic differential. Furthermore, if at p G d£, ^ and -|^ are tangential and normal vectors, respectively, Ut-u n = 0.

We shall sketch the argument following [Gl,2]. 4) h for Re(s) > 0. e(A) > 0 we have the equality T{s)\-3 = H dtta-xe-tX. 5) is just the Mellin transform of the function e~tX. Thus for Re(s) > f I"'dtt-Hr'e-" T(S)CA(S)= dt)t3-Hr'e-tA, = ( / dt + / Jo J\ where tr'e~tA = £''e~ tX «. 3) the integral over [1, oo) is bounded by a constant times the integral J^° dt t3~i e~'A°, Ao being the smallest eigenvalue different from zero, so it defines an entire function of 6. , the an(x) being certain A-dependent scalar functions.