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Global inversion via the Palais-Smale condition

• Fixing a complete Riemannian metric g on $\mathbb R^n$, we show that a local diffeomorphism $f : \mathbb R^n\to \mathbb R^n$ is bijective if the height function $f\cdot v$ (standard inner product) satisfies the Palais-Smale condition relative to $g$ for each for each nonzero $v\in \mathbb R^n$. Our method substantially improves a global inverse function theorem of Hadamard. In the context of polynomial maps, we obtain new criteria for invertibility in terms of Lojasiewicz exponents and tameness of polynomials.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 58F25, 58C15, 14R15.

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