International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2005 (2005), Issue 6, Pages 875-893

Volume growth and closed geodesics on Riemannian manifolds of hyperbolic type

Jean-Pierre Ezin1 and Carlos Ogouyandjou1,2

1Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP), Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Porto-Novo BP 613, Benin
2Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Université de Parakou, Benin

Received 5 August 2004; Revised 15 December 2004

Copyright © 2005 Jean-Pierre Ezin and Carlos Ogouyandjou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We study the volume growth function of geodesic spheres in the universal Riemannian covering of a compact manifold of hyperbolic type. Furthermore, we investigate the growth rate of closed geodesics in compact manifolds of hyperbolic type.