Author: Stephen T. Lovett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

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Author: Stephen T. Lovett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

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From the coauthor of Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, this companion book presents the extension of differential geometry from curves and surfaces to manifolds in general. It provides a broad introduction to the field of differentiable and Riemannian manifolds, tying together the classical and modern formulations. The three appendices provide background information on point set topology, calculus of variations, and multilinear algebra—topics that may not have been covered in the prerequisite courses of multivariable calculus and linear algebra. Differential Geometry of Manifolds takes a practical approach, containing extensive exercises and focusing on applications of differential geometry in physics, including the Hamiltonian formulation of dynamics (with a view toward symplectic manifolds), the tensorial formulation of electromagnetism, some string theory, and some fundamental concepts in general relativity.

Author: QUDDUS KHAN

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120346505

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Curves and surfaces are objects that everyone can see, and many of the questions that can be asked about them are natural and easily understood. Differential geometry is concerned with the precise mathematical formulation of some of these questions, while trying to answer them using calculus techniques. The geometry of differentiable manifolds with structures is one of the most important branches of modern differential geometry. This well-written book discusses the theory of differential and Riemannian manifolds to help students understand the basic structures and consequent developments. While introducing concepts such as bundles, exterior algebra and calculus, Lie group and its algebra and calculus, Riemannian geometry, submanifolds and hypersurfaces, almost complex manifolds, etc., enough care has been taken to provide necessary details which enable the reader to grasp them easily. The material of this book has been successfully tried in classroom teaching. The book is designed for the postgraduate students of Mathematics. It will also be useful to the researchers working in the field of differential geometry and its applications to general theory of relativity and cosmology, and other applied areas. KEY FEATURES Provides basic concepts in an easy-to-understand style. Presents the subject in a natural way. Follows a coordinate-free approach. Includes a large number of solved examples and illuminating illustrations. Gives notes and remarks at appropriate places.

Author: Uday Chand De,Absos Ali Shaikh

Publisher: Alpha Science International, Limited

ISBN: 9781842653715

Category: Mathematics

Page: 298

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"Differential Geometry of Manifolds discusses the theory of differentiable and Riemannian manifolds to help students understand the basic structures and consequent developments. Since the tangent vector plays a crucial role in the study of differentiable manifolds, this idea has been thoroughly discussed. In the theory of Riemannian geometry some new proofs have been included to enable the reader understand the subject in a comprehensive and systematic manner." "This book will also benefit the postgraduate students as well as researchers working in the field of differential geometry and its applications to general relativity and cosmology."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Jeffrey Marc Lee

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848151

Category: Mathematics

Page: 671

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Differential geometry began as the study of curves and surfaces using the methods of calculus. In time, the notions of curve and surface were generalized along with associated notions such as length, volume, and curvature. At the same time the topic has become closely allied with developments in topology. The basic object is a smooth manifold, to which some extra structure has been attached, such as a Riemannian metric, a symplectic form, a distinguished group of symmetries, or a connection on the tangent bundle. This book is a graduate-level introduction to the tools and structures of modern differential geometry. Included are the topics usually found in a course on differentiable manifolds, such as vector bundles, tensors, differential forms, de Rham cohomology, the Frobenius theorem and basic Lie group theory. The book also contains material on the general theory of connections on vector bundles and an in-depth chapter on semi-Riemannian geometry that covers basic material about Riemannian manifolds and Lorentz manifolds. An unusual feature of the book is the inclusion of an early chapter on the differential geometry of hyper-surfaces in Euclidean space. There is also a section that derives the exterior calculus version of Maxwell's equations. The first chapters of the book are suitable for a one-semester course on manifolds. There is more than enough material for a year-long course on manifolds and geometry.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080873275

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Geometry of Manifolds

Author: Liviu I. Nicolaescu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812770291

Category: Mathematics

Page: 589

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Author: Chen Bang-yen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813208945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 516

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A warped product manifold is a Riemannian or pseudo-Riemannian manifold whose metric tensor can be decomposed into a Cartesian product of the y geometry and the x geometry — except that the x-part is warped, that is, it is rescaled by a scalar function of the other coordinates y. The notion of warped product manifolds plays very important roles not only in geometry but also in mathematical physics, especially in general relativity. In fact, many basic solutions of the Einstein field equations, including the Schwarzschild solution and the Robertson–Walker models, are warped product manifolds. The first part of this volume provides a self-contained and accessible introduction to the important subject of pseudo-Riemannian manifolds and submanifolds. The second part presents a detailed and up-to-date account on important results of warped product manifolds, including several important spacetimes such as Robertson–Walker's and Schwarzschild's. The famous John Nash's embedding theorem published in 1956 implies that every warped product manifold can be realized as a warped product submanifold in a suitable Euclidean space. The study of warped product submanifolds in various important ambient spaces from an extrinsic point of view was initiated by the author around the beginning of this century. The last part of this volume contains an extensive and comprehensive survey of numerous important results on the geometry of warped product submanifolds done during this century by many geometers.

Author: K. Shiohama

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080925782

Category: Mathematics

Page: 517

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This volume contains the papers presented at a symposium on differential geometry at Shinshu University in July of 1988. Carefully reviewed by a panel of experts, the papers pertain to the following areas of research: dynamical systems, geometry of submanifolds and tensor geometry, lie sphere geometry, Riemannian geometry, Yang-Mills Connections, and geometry of the Laplace operator.

Author: Wolfgang Kühnel

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470423200

Category: Curves

Page: 403

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This carefully written book is an introduction to the beautiful ideas and results of differential geometry. The first half covers the geometry of curves and surfaces, which provide much of the motivation and intuition for the general theory. The second part studies the geometry of general manifolds, with particular emphasis on connections and curvature. The text is illustrated with many figures and examples. The prerequisites are undergraduate analysis and linear algebra. This new edition provides many advancements, including more figures and exercises, and--as a new feature--a good number of solutions to selected exercises.

Author: Anders Kock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521116732

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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This elegant book is sure to become the standard introduction to synthetic differential geometry. It deals with some classical spaces in differential geometry, namely 'prolongation spaces' or neighborhoods of the diagonal. These spaces enable a natural description of some of the basic constructions in local differential geometry and, in fact, form an inviting gateway to differential geometry, and also to some differential-geometric notions that exist in algebraic geometry. The presentation conveys the real strength of this approach to differential geometry. Concepts are clarified, proofs are streamlined, and the focus on infinitesimal spaces motivates the discussion well. Some of the specific differential-geometric theories dealt with are connection theory (notably affine connections), geometric distributions, differential forms, jet bundles, differentiable groupoids, differential operators, Riemannian metrics, and harmonic maps. Ideal for graduate students and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the field.

Author: Frank W. Warner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475717997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 276

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Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups gives a clear, detailed, and careful development of the basic facts on manifold theory and Lie Groups. Coverage includes differentiable manifolds, tensors and differentiable forms, Lie groups and homogenous spaces, and integration on manifolds. The book also provides a proof of the de Rham theorem via sheaf cohomology theory and develops the local theory of elliptic operators culminating in a proof of the Hodge theorem.

Author: Serge Lang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461241820

Category: Mathematics

Page: 364

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This is the third version of a book on differential manifolds. The first version appeared in 1962, and was written at the very beginning of a period of great expansion of the subject. At the time, I found no satisfactory book for the foundations of the subject, for multiple reasons. I expanded the book in 1971, and I expand it still further today. Specifically, I have added three chapters on Riemannian and pseudo Riemannian geometry, that is, covariant derivatives, curvature, and some applications up to the Hopf-Rinow and Hadamard-Cartan theorems, as well as some calculus of variations and applications to volume forms. I have rewritten the sections on sprays, and I have given more examples of the use of Stokes' theorem. I have also given many more references to the literature, all of this to broaden the perspective of the book, which I hope can be used among things for a general course leading into many directions. The present book still meets the old needs, but fulfills new ones. At the most basic level, the book gives an introduction to the basic concepts which are used in differential topology, differential geometry, and differential equations. In differential topology, one studies for instance homotopy classes of maps and the possibility of finding suitable differentiable maps in them (immersions, embeddings, isomorphisms, etc.).

Author: Antoni A. Kosinski

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631815X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Introductory text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students presents systematic study of the topological structure of smooth manifolds, starting with elements of theory and concluding with method of surgery. 1993 edition.

Author: Hanno Rund,William F. Forbes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483272699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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Topics in Differential Geometry is a collection of papers related to the work of Evan Tom Davies in differential geometry. Some papers discuss projective differential geometry, the neutrino energy-momentum tensor, and the divergence-free third order concomitants of the metric tensor in three dimensions. Other papers explain generalized Clebsch representations on manifolds, locally symmetric vector fields in a Riemannian space, mean curvature of immersed manifolds, and differential geometry of totally real submanifolds. One paper considers the symmetry of the first and second order for a vector field in a Riemannnian space to arrive at conditions the vector field satisfies. Another paper examines the concept of a smooth manifold-tensor and the three types of connections on the tangent bundle TM, their properties, and their inter-relationships. The paper explains some clarification on the relationship between several related known concepts in the differential geometry of TM, such as the system of general paths of Douglas, the nonlinear connections of Barthel, ano and Ishihara, as well as the nonhomogeneous connection of Grifone. The collection is suitable for mathematicians, geometricians, physicists, and academicians interested in differential geometry.

*A First Course*

Author: Lawrence Conlon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475722842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 395

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This book is based on the full year Ph.D. qualifying course on differentiable manifolds, global calculus, differential geometry, and related topics, given by the author at Washington University several times over a twenty year period. It is addressed primarily to second year graduate students and well prepared first year students. Presupposed is a good grounding in general topology and modern algebra, especially linear algebra and the analogous theory of modules over a commutative, unitary ring. Although billed as a "first course" , the book is not intended to be an overly sketchy introduction. Mastery of this material should prepare the student for advanced topics courses and seminars in differen tial topology and geometry. There are certain basic themes of which the reader should be aware. The first concerns the role of differentiation as a process of linear approximation of non linear problems. The well understood methods of linear algebra are then applied to the resulting linear problem and, where possible, the results are reinterpreted in terms of the original nonlinear problem. The process of solving differential equations (i. e., integration) is the reverse of differentiation. It reassembles an infinite array of linear approximations, result ing from differentiation, into the original nonlinear data. This is the principal tool for the reinterpretation of the linear algebra results referred to above.

Author: S. K. Donaldson,P. B. Kronheimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198502692

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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This book provides the first lucid and accessible account to the modern study of the geometry of four-manifolds. It has become required reading for postgraduates and research workers whose research touches on this topic. Pre-requisites are a firm grounding in differential topology, and geometry as may be gained from the first year of a graduate course. The subject matter of this book is the most significant breakthrough in mathematics of the last fifty years, and Professor Donaldson won a Fields medal for his work in the area. The authors start from the standpoint that the fundamental group and intersection form of a four-manifold provides information about its homology and characteristic classes, but little of its differential topology. It turns out that the classification up to diffeomorphism of four-manifolds is very different from the classification of unimodular forms and that the study of this question leads naturally to the new Donaldson invariants of four-manifolds. A central theme of this book is that the appropriate geometrical tools for investigating these questions come from mathematical physics: the Yang-Mills theory and anti-self dual connections over four-manifolds. One of the many consquences of this theory is that 'exotic' smooth manifolds exist which are homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to (4, and that large classes of forms cannot be realized as intersection forms whereas distinct manifolds may share the same form. These result have hadfar-reaching consequences in algebraic geometry, topology, and mathematical physics, and will continue to be a mainspring of mathematical research for years to come.

Author: Athanassios Manikas

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 9781860944239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 218

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In view of the significance of the array manifold in array processing and array communications, the role of differential geometry as an analytical tool cannot be overemphasized. Differential geometry is mainly confined to the investigation of the geometric properties of manifolds in three-dimensional Euclidean space R3 and in real spaces of higher dimension.Extending the theoretical framework to complex spaces, this invaluable book presents a summary of those results of differential geometry which are of practical interest in the study of linear, planar and three-dimensional array geometries.

Author: R Caddeo,F Tricerri

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814553085

Category:

Page: 276

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This volume contains the courses and lectures given during the workshop on Differential Geometry and Topology held at Alghero, Italy, in June 1992. The main goal of this meeting was to offer an introduction in attractive areas of current research and to discuss some recent important achievements in both the fields. This is reflected in the present book which contains some introductory texts together with more specialized contributions. The topics covered in this volume include circle and sphere packings, 3-manifolds invariants and combinatorial presentations of manifolds, soliton theory and its applications in differential geometry, G-manifolds of low cohomogeneity, exotic differentiable structures on R4, conformal deformation of Riemannian manifolds and Riemannian geometry of algebraic manifolds. Contents:Asystatic G-Manifolds (A Alekseevsky & D Alekseevsky)Les Paquets de Cercles (M Berger)Smooth Structures on Euclidean Spaces (S Demichelis)Surface Theory, Harmonic Maps and Commuting Hamiltonian Flows (D Ferus)Metric Invariants of Kähler Manifolds (M Gromov)On the Sphere Packing Problem and the Proof of Kepler's Conjecture (W Y Hsiang)A 3-Gem Approach to Turaev-Viro Invariants (S L S Lins)Cohomology Operations and Modular Invariant Theory (L Lomonaco)Scalar Curvature and Conformal Deformation of Riemannian Manifolds (A Ratto)Lectures on Combinatorial Presentations of Manifolds (O Viro) Readership: Mathematicians. keywords:

Author: Fangyang Zheng

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821829602

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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The theory of complex manifolds overlaps with several branches of mathematics, including differential geometry, algebraic geometry, several complex variables, global analysis, topology, algebraic number theory, and mathematical physics. Complex manifolds provide a rich class of geometric objects, for example the (common) zero locus of any generic set of complex polynomials is always a complex manifold. Yet complex manifolds behave differently than generic smooth manifolds; they are more coherent and fragile. The rich yet restrictive character of complex manifolds makes them a special and interesting object of study. This book is a self-contained graduate textbook that discusses the differential geometric aspects of complex manifolds.The first part contains standard materials from general topology, differentiable manifolds, and basic Riemannian geometry. The second part discusses complex manifolds and analytic varieties, sheaves and holomorphic vector bundles, and gives a brief account of the surface classification theory, providing readers with some concrete examples of complex manifolds. The last part is the main purpose of the book; in it, the author discusses metrics, connections, curvature, and the various roles they play in the study of complex manifolds. A significant amount of exercises are provided to enhance student comprehension and practical experience.

Author: Jacques Lafontaine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319207350

Category: Mathematics

Page: 395

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This book is an introduction to differential manifolds. It gives solid preliminaries for more advanced topics: Riemannian manifolds, differential topology, Lie theory. It presupposes little background: the reader is only expected to master basic differential calculus, and a little point-set topology. The book covers the main topics of differential geometry: manifolds, tangent space, vector fields, differential forms, Lie groups, and a few more sophisticated topics such as de Rham cohomology, degree theory and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for surfaces. Its ambition is to give solid foundations. In particular, the introduction of “abstract” notions such as manifolds or differential forms is motivated via questions and examples from mathematics or theoretical physics. More than 150 exercises, some of them easy and classical, some others more sophisticated, will help the beginner as well as the more expert reader. Solutions are provided for most of them. The book should be of interest to various readers: undergraduate and graduate students for a first contact to differential manifolds, mathematicians from other fields and physicists who wish to acquire some feeling about this beautiful theory. The original French text Introduction aux variétés différentielles has been a best-seller in its category in France for many years. Jacques Lafontaine was successively assistant Professor at Paris Diderot University and Professor at the University of Montpellier, where he is presently emeritus. His main research interests are Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian geometry, including some aspects of mathematical relativity. Besides his personal research articles, he was involved in several textbooks and research monographs.