Differential Geometry

Author: J. J. Stoker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118165470

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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This classic work is now available in an unabridged paperback edition. Stoker makes this fertile branch of mathematics accessible to the nonspecialist by the use of three different notations: vector algebra and calculus, tensor calculus, and the notation devised by Cartan, which employs invariant differential forms as elements in an algebra due to Grassman, combined with an operation called exterior differentiation. Assumed are a passing acquaintance with linear algebra and the basic elements of analysis.

Manifolds and Differential Geometry

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.

A Course in Differential Geometry

Author: Thierry Aubin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821872147

Category: Mathematics

Page: 184

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This textbook for second-year graduate students is an introduction to differential geometry with principal emphasis on Riemannian geometry. The author is well-known for his significant contributions to the field of geometry and PDEs - particularly for his work on the Yamabe problem - and for his expository accounts on the subject. The text contains many problems and solutions, permitting the reader to apply the theorems and to see concrete developments of the abstract theory.

Differential Geometry, Valencia 2001

Proceedings of the International Conference Held to Honour the 60th Birthday of A. M. Naveira, Valencia, July 8-14, 2001

Author: Olga Gil-Medrano,Vicente Miquel

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812777751

Category: Electronic books

Page: 324

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This volume presents the proceedings of a conference on differential geometry held in honour of the 60th birthday of A M Naveira. The meeting brought together distinguished researchers from a variety of areas in Riemannian geometry. The topics include: geometry of the curvature tensor, variational problems for geometric functionals such as WillmoreOCoChen tension, volume and energy of foliations and vector fields, and energy of maps. Many papers concern special submanifolds in Riemannian and Lorentzian manifolds, such as those with constant mean (scalar, Gauss, etc.) curvature and those with finite total curvature."

Differential Geometry and Its Applications

Author: John Oprea

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883857489

Category: Mathematics

Page: 469

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Differential geometry has a long, wonderful history it has found relevance in areas ranging from machinery design of the classification of four-manifolds to the creation of theories of nature's fundamental forces to the study of DNA. This book studies the differential geometry of surfaces with the goal of helping students make the transition from the compartmentalized courses in a standard university curriculum to a type of mathematics that is a unified whole, it mixes geometry, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, the calculus of variations, and notions from the sciences. Differential geometry is not just for mathematics majors, it is also for students in engineering and the sciences. Into the mix of these ideas comes the opportunity to visualize concepts through the use of computer algebra systems such as Maple. The book emphasizes that this visualization goes hand-in-hand with the understanding of the mathematics behind the computer construction. Students will not only “see” geodesics on surfaces, but they will also see the effect that an abstract result such as the Clairaut relation can have on geodesics. Furthermore, the book shows how the equations of motion of particles constrained to surfaces are actually types of geodesics. Students will also see how particles move under constraints. The book is rich in results and exercises that form a continuous spectrum, from those that depend on calculation to proofs that are quite abstract.

An Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: T. J. Willmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.

Differential Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Author: John K. Beem,Krishan L. Duggal,American Mathematical Society,Canadian Mathematical Society

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821851721

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 9109

This book contains the proceedings of the Special Session, Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, held at the joint AMS-CMS meeting in Vancouver in August 1993. The papers collected here contain a number of new results in differential geometry and its applications to physics. The major themes include black holes, singularities, censorship, the Einstein field equations, geodesics, index theory, submanifolds, CR-structures, and space-time symmetries. In addition, there are papers on Yang-Mills fields, geometric techniques in control theory, and equilibria. Containing new results by established researchers in the field, this book provides a look at developments in this exciting area of research.

Differential Geometry

Author: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media



Page: N.A

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Differential Geometry

Cartan's Generalization of Klein's Erlangen Program

Author: R.W. Sharpe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387947327

Category: Mathematics

Page: 426

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Cartan geometries were the first examples of connections on a principal bundle. They seem to be almost unknown these days, in spite of the great beauty and conceptual power they confer on geometry. The aim of the present book is to fill the gap in the literature on differential geometry by the missing notion of Cartan connections. Although the author had in mind a book accessible to graduate students, potential readers would also include working differential geometers who would like to know more about what Cartan did, which was to give a notion of "espaces généralisés" (= Cartan geometries) generalizing homogeneous spaces (= Klein geometries) in the same way that Riemannian geometry generalizes Euclidean geometry. In addition, physicists will be interested to see the fully satisfying way in which their gauge theory can be truly regarded as geometry.

Differential Geometry

Author: Erwin Kreyszig

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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An introductory textbook on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, presented in its simplest, most essential form. With problems and solutions. Includes 99 illustrations.

Fundamentals of Differential Geometry

Author: Serge Lang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387985930

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

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This book provides an introduction to the basic concepts in differential topology, differential geometry, and differential equations, and some of the main basic theorems in all three areas. This new edition includes new chapters, sections, examples, and exercises. From the reviews: "There are many books on the fundamentals of differential geometry, but this one is quite exceptional; this is not surprising for those who know Serge Lang's books." --EMS NEWSLETTER

Applicable Differential Geometry

Author: Mike Crampin,M. Crampin,N. Crampin,F. A. E. Pirani,Pirani F A E

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521231909

Category: Mathematics

Page: 394

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An introduction to geometrical topics used in applied mathematics and theoretical physics.

Affine Differential Geometry

Geometry of Affine Immersions

Author: Katsumi Nomizu,Nomizu Katsumi,Takeshi Sasaki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521441773

Category: Mathematics

Page: 263

View: 451

This is a self-contained and systematic account of affine differential geometry from a contemporary viewpoint, not only covering the classical theory, but also introducing the modern developments that have happened over the last decade. In order both to cover as much as possible and to keep the text of a reasonable size, the authors have concentrated on the significant features of the subject and their relationship and application to such areas as Riemannian, Euclidean, Lorentzian and projective differential geometry. In so doing, they also provide a modern introduction to the last. Some of the important geometric surfaces considered are illustrated by computer graphics, making this a physically and mathematically attractive book for all researchers in differential geometry, and for mathematical physicists seeking a quick entry into the subject.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120346505

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 6035

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.

Topics in Modern Differential Geometry

Author: Stefan Haesen,Leopold Verstraelen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462392404

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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A variety of introductory articles is provided on a wide range of topics, including variational problems on curves and surfaces with anisotropic curvature. Experts in the fields of Riemannian, Lorentzian and contact geometry present state-of-the-art reviews of their topics. The contributions are written on a graduate level and contain extended bibliographies. The ten chapters are the result of various doctoral courses which were held in 2009 and 2010 at universities in Leuven, Serbia, Romania and Spain.

Differential Geometry and Physics

Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics, Tianjin, China, 20-26 August 2005

Author: Mo-Lin Ge,Weiping Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812703772

Category: Mathematics

Page: 522

View: 5464

This volumes provides a comprehensive review of interactions between differential geometry and theoretical physics, contributed by many leading scholars in these fields. The contributions promise to play an important role in promoting the developments in these exciting areas. Besides the plenary talks, the coverage includes: models and related topics in statistical physics; quantum fields, strings and M-theory; Yang-Mills fields, knot theory and related topics; K-theory, including index theory and non-commutative geometry; mirror symmetry, conformal and topological quantum field theory; development of integrable systems; and random matrix theory.

Lectures on Differential Geometry

Author: Su Buchin

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813104104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 149

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This book is a set of notes based on lectures delivered by Prof. Su Buchin at Fudan University, Shanghai in 1978 and 1979 to graduate students as well as teachers from other institutions in China. Some selected topics in global differential geometry are dealt with. Certain areas of classical differential geometry based on modern approach are presented in Lectures 1, 3 and 4. Lecture 2 is on integral geometry on the Euclidean plane. It is abridged from W Blaschke's Vorlesungen Ulber Integralgeometrie. In Lecture 5, Cartan's exterior differential forms are introduced. Fruitful applications in this area by Profs S S Chern and C C Hsiung are also discussed.

Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers

Author: Brian F. Doolin,Clyde F. Martin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486488160

Category: Mathematics

Page: 163

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This outstanding guide supplies important mathematical tools for diverse engineering applications, offering engineers the basic concepts and terminology of modern global differential geometry. Suitable for independent study as well as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this volume also constitutes a valuable reference for control, systems, aeronautical, electrical, and mechanical engineers. The treatment's ideas are applied mainly as an introduction to the Lie theory of differential equations and to examine the role of Grassmannians in control systems analysis. Additional topics include the fundamental notions of manifolds, tangent spaces, vector fields, exterior algebra, and Lie algebras. An appendix reviews concepts related to vector calculus, including open and closed sets, compactness, continuity, and derivative.

Differential Geometry

Author: Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157202

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 8584

This text contains an elementary introduction to continuous groups and differential invariants; an extensive treatment of groups of motions in euclidean, affine, and riemannian geometry; more. Includes exercises and 62 figures.