# On Topological Singular Set of Maps with Finite 3-Energy into $S^3$

### M.R. Pakzad

CMLA-ENS, Cachan, France

## Abstract

We prove that the topological singular set of a map in $W^{1,3} (M, \mathbb S^3)$ is the boundary of an integer-multiplicity rectifiable current in $M$, where $M$ is a closed smooth manifold of dimension greater than 3 and $\mathbb S^3$ is the three-dimensional sphere. Also, we prove that the mass of the minimal integer-multiplicity rectifiable current taking this set as the boundary is a strongly continuous functional on $W^{1,3} (M, \mathbb S^3)$.

## Cite this article

M.R. Pakzad, On Topological Singular Set of Maps with Finite 3-Energy into $S^3$. Z. Anal. Anwend. 21 (2002), no. 3, pp. 561–568

DOI 10.4171/ZAA/1094