The refined analytic torsion on compact Riemannian manifolds with boundary has been discussed by B. Vertman (Vertman, 2009, 2008) and the authors (Huang and Lee, 2010, 2012) but these two constructions are completely different. Vertman used a double of de Rham complexes consisting of the minimal and maximal closed extensions of a flat connection and the authors used well-posed boundary conditions P-,L0, P+,L1 for the odd signature operator. In this paper we compare these two constructions by using the BFK-gluing formula for zeta-determinants, the adiabatic method for stretching cylinder part near boundary and the result for comparison of eta invariants inHuang and Lee (2012) when the odd signature operator comes from a Hermitian flat connection.
- Odd signature operator
- Refined analytic torsion
- Well-posed boundary condition