Compactification of a class of conformally flat 4-manifold
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- Chang, SY., Qing, J. & Yang, P. Invent. math. (2000) 142: 65. doi:10.1007/s002220000083
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In this paper we generalize Huber’s result on complete surfaces of finite total curvature. For complete locally conformally flat 4-manifolds of positive scalar curvature with Q curvature integrable, where Q is a variant of the Chern-Gauss-Bonnet integrand; we first derive the Cohn-Vossen inequality. We then establish finiteness of the topology. This allows us to provide conformal compactification of such manifolds.