The Geometry of Infinite-Dimensional Groups

Author: Boris Khesin,Robert Wendt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540772634

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 1982

This monograph gives an overview of various classes of infinite-dimensional Lie groups and their applications in Hamiltonian mechanics, fluid dynamics, integrable systems, gauge theory, and complex geometry. The text includes many exercises and open questions.

Infinite Dimensional Groups with Applications

Author: Victor Kac

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461211042

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 5104

This volume records most of the talks given at the Conference on Infinite-dimensional Groups held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley, California, May 10-May 15, 1984, as a part of the special program on Kac-Moody Lie algebras. The purpose of the conference was to review recent developments of the theory of infinite-dimensional groups and its applications. The present collection concentrates on three very active, interrelated directions of the field: general Kac-Moody groups, gauge groups (especially loop groups) and diffeomorphism groups. I would like to express my thanks to the MSRI for sponsoring the meeting, to Ms. Faye Yeager for excellent typing, to the authors for their manuscripts, and to Springer-Verlag for publishing this volume. V. Kac INFINITE DIMENSIONAL GROUPS WITH APPLICATIONS CONTENTS The Lie Group Structure of M. Adams. T. Ratiu 1 Diffeomorphism Groups and & R. Schmid Invertible Fourier Integral Operators with Applications On Landau-Lifshitz Equation and E. Date 71 Infinite Dimensional Groups Flat Manifolds and Infinite D. S. Freed 83 Dimensional Kahler Geometry Positive-Energy Representations R. Goodman 125 of the Group of Diffeomorphisms of the Circle Instantons and Harmonic Maps M. A. Guest 137 A Coxeter Group Approach to Z. Haddad 157 Schubert Varieties Constructing Groups Associated to V. G. Kac 167 Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras I. Kaplansky 217 Harish-Chandra Modules Over the Virasoro Algebra & L. J. Santharoubane 233 Rational Homotopy Theory of Flag S.

Infinite Dimensional Lie Groups in Geometry and Representation Theory

Author: Augustin Banyaga,Joshua A Leslie,Thierry Robart

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814488143

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 8131

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 2000 Howard conference on “Infinite Dimensional Lie Groups in Geometry and Representation Theory”. It presents some important recent developments in this area. It opens with a topological characterization of regular groups, treats among other topics the integrability problem of various infinite dimensional Lie algebras, presents substantial contributions to important subjects in modern geometry, and concludes with interesting applications to representation theory. The book should be a new source of inspiration for advanced graduate students and established researchers in the field of geometry and its applications to mathematical physics. Contents:Inheritance Properties for Lipschitz-Metrizable Frölicher Groups (J Teichmann)Around the Exponential Mapping (T Robart)On a Solution to a Global Inverse Problem with Respect to Certain Generalized Symmetrizable Kac-Moody Algebras (J A Leslie)The Lie Group of Fourier Integral Operators on Open Manifolds (R Schmid)On Some Properties of Leibniz Algebroids (A Wade)On the Geometry of Locally Conformal Symplectic Manifolds (A Banyaga)Some Properties of Locally Conformal Symplectic Manifolds (S Haller)Criticality of Unit Contact Vector Fields (P Rukimbira)Orbifold Homeomorphism and Diffeomorphism Groups (J E Borzellino & V Brunsden)A Note on Isotopies of Symplectic and Poisson Structures (A Banyaga & P Donato)Remarks on Actions on Compacta by Some Infinite-Dimensional Groups (V Pestov) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in mathematics and mathematical physics. Keywords:

Developments and Trends in Infinite-Dimensional Lie Theory

Author: Karl-Hermann Neeb,Arturo Pianzola

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817647414

Category: Mathematics

Page: 492

View: 7809

This collection of invited expository articles focuses on recent developments and trends in infinite-dimensional Lie theory, which has become one of the core areas of modern mathematics. The book is divided into three parts: infinite-dimensional Lie (super-)algebras, geometry of infinite-dimensional Lie (transformation) groups, and representation theory of infinite-dimensional Lie groups. Contributors: B. Allison, D. Beltiţă, W. Bertram, J. Faulkner, Ph. Gille, H. Glöckner, K.-H. Neeb, E. Neher, I. Penkov, A. Pianzola, D. Pickrell, T.S. Ratiu, N.R. Scheithauer, C. Schweigert, V. Serganova, K. Styrkas, K. Waldorf, and J.A. Wolf.

Infinite Dimensional Kähler Manifolds

Author: Alan Huckleberry,Tilmann Wurzbacher

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3034882270

Category: Mathematics

Page: 375

View: 8358

Infinite dimensional manifolds, Lie groups and algebras arise naturally in many areas of mathematics and physics. Having been used mainly as a tool for the study of finite dimensional objects, the emphasis has changed and they are now frequently studied for their own independent interest. On the one hand this is a collection of closely related articles on infinite dimensional Kähler manifolds and associated group actions which grew out of a DMV-Seminar on the same subject. On the other hand it covers significantly more ground than was possible during the seminar in Oberwolfach and is in a certain sense intended as a systematic approach which ranges from the foundations of the subject to recent developments. It should be accessible to doctoral students and as well researchers coming from a wide range of areas. The initial chapters are devoted to a rather selfcontained introduction to group actions on complex and symplectic manifolds and to Borel-Weil theory in finite dimensions. These are followed by a treatment of the basics of infinite dimensional Lie groups, their actions and their representations. Finally, a number of more specialized and advanced topics are discussed, e.g., Borel-Weil theory for loop groups, aspects of the Virasoro algebra, (gauge) group actions and determinant bundles, and second quantization and the geometry of the infinite dimensional Grassmann manifold.

Representations of Infinite-dimensional Groups

Author: Rais Salmanovich Ismagilov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821897683

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

View: 6558

This book is devoted to representations of two classes of infinite-dimensional groups: current groups and diffeomorphism groups. The author presents a complete treatment of the subject, including general methods for constructing irreducible representations of infinite-dimensional groups and general results about such representations. He also exhibits deep relations between representations of infinite-dimensional grops and the theory of Fock spaces, the theory of point random processes, and other branches of mathematics.

Differential Analysis in Infinite Dimensional Spaces

Proceedings of an AMS Special Session Held August 8-10, 1983, with Partial Support from the NSERC (Canada)

Author: Kondagunta Sundaresan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821850598

Category: Mathematics

Page: 122

View: 7013

This volume focuses on developments made in the past two decades in the field of differential analysis in infinite dimensional spaces. New techniques such as ultraproducts and ultrapowers have illuminated the relationship between the geometric properties of Banach spaces and the existence of differentiable functions on the spaces. The wide range of topics covered also includes gauge theories, polar subsets, approximation theory, group analysis of partial differential equations, inequalities, and actions on infinite groups. Addressed to both the expert and the advanced graduate student, the book requires a basic knowledge of functional analysis and differential topology.

Infinite Dimensional Groups and Manifolds

Author: Tilmann Wurzbacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110200015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 6993

Dieser Band beinhaltet eine Sammlung wissenschaftlicher Forschungsbeiträge zu unendlich-dimensionalen Gruppen und Mannigfaltigkeiten in der Mathematik und Quantenphysik.

Categories of Symmetries and Infinite-dimensional Groups

Author: Yu. A. Neretin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198511861

Category: Mathematics

Page: 417

View: 865

For mathematicians working in group theory, the study of the many infinite-dimensional groups has been carried out in an individual and non-coherent way. For the first time, these apparently disparate groups have been placed together, in order to construct the `big picture'. This book successfully gives an account of this - and shows how such seemingly dissimilar types such as the various groups of operators on Hilbert spaces, or current groups are shown to belong to a bigger entitity.This is a ground-breaking text will be important reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate mathematicians.

Analysis On Infinite-dimensional Lie Groups And Algebras - Proceedings Of The International Colloquium

Author: Marion Jean,Heyer Herbert

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814544841

Category:

Page: 408

View: 4355

The book provides a comprehensive “map” of China's financial markets and institutions based on objective data. The book uses the mentioned data to analyze the status and trend of China's financial sectors under macro-economy. The objective of this book is to show the actual performance of China's financial markets and institutions during the first stage of the post-crisis period and the challenges that China's financial sectors face in the future.At present, China's economy and financial sectors are just like a traveler undergoing a long journey and need a map to tell where he/she comes from, where he/she is and where the present road will lead to. This book attempts to provide the readers with some useful information on the basis of objective data and help them to explore the road to the near future of China's economy and financial sectors.

Infinite-dimensional Lie Groups

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821889589

Category: Mathematics

Page: 415

View: 4211

This book develops, from the viewpoint of abstract group theory, a general theory of infinite-dimensional Lie groups involving the implicit function theorem and the Frobenius theorem. Omori treats as infinite-dimensional Lie groups all the real, primitive, infinite transformation groups studied by E. Cartan. The book discusses several noncommutative algebras such as Weyl algebras and algebras of quantum groups and their automorphism groups. The notion of a noncommutative manifold is described, and the deformation quantization of certain algebras is discussed from the viewpoint of Lie algebras. This edition is a revised version of the book of the same title published in Japanese in 1979.

Lie Theory

Lie Algebras and Representations

Author: Jens Carsten Jantzen,Jean-Philippe Anker,Karl-Hermann Neeb,Bent Orsted

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817633738

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

View: 3726

"Lie Theory," a set of three independent, self-contained volumes, features surveys and original work by well-established researchers in key areas of semisimple Lie groups. A wide range of topics is covered, including unitary representation theory and harmonic analysis. "Lie Theory: Lie Algebras and Representations" contains J. C. Jantzen's "Nilpotent Orbits in Representation Theory," and K.-H. Neeb's "Infinite Dimensional Groups and their Representations." Both papers are comprehensive treatments of the relevant geometry of orbits in Lie algebras, or their duals, and the correspondence to representations. Ideal for graduate students and researchers, each volume of "Lie Theory" provides a broad, clearly focused examination of semisimple Lie groups and their integral importance to research in many branches of mathematics.

Conformal Field Theory and Topology

Author: Toshitake Kohno

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821821305

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

View: 2076

The aim of this book is to provide the reader with an introduction to conformal field theory and its applications to topology. The author starts with a description of geometric aspects of conformal field theory based on loop groups. By means of the holonomy of conformal field theory he defines topological invariants for knots and 3-manifolds. He also gives a brief treatment of Chern-Simons perturbation theory.

Infinite-dimensional Lie Groups. General Theory and Main Examples

Author: Helge Glöckner,Karl-Hermann Neeb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387094441

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 1306

Provides a comprehensive introduction to this important subject, examining the basic structure theory of infinite-dimensional Lie groups Essentially self-contained, provides all necessary background, excepting modest prerequisites Clear exposition includes careful explanations, illustrative examples, numerous exercises, and detailed cross-references to simplify a non-linear reading of the material

Dynamics of Infinite-dimensional Groups

The Ramsey-Dvoretzky-Milman Phenomenon

Author: Vladimir Pestov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821882962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 8930

The ''infinite-dimensional groups'' in the title refer to unitary groups of Hilbert spaces, the infinite symmetric group, groups of homeomorphisms of manifolds, groups of transformations of measure spaces, etc. The book presents an approach to the study of such groups based on ideas from geometric functional analysis and from exploring the interplay between dynamical properties of those groups, combinatorial Ramsey-type theorems, and the phenomenon of concentration of measure. Thedynamics of infinite-dimensional groups is very much unlike that of locally compact groups. For instance, every locally compact group acts freely on a suitable compact space (Veech). By contrast, a 1983 result by Gromov and Milman states that whenever the unitary group of a separable Hilbert spacecontinuously acts on a compact space, it has a common fixed point. In the book, this new fast-growing theory is built strictly from well-understood examples up. The book has no close counterpart and is based on recent research articles. At the same time, it is organized so as to be reasonably self-contained. The topic is essentially interdisciplinary and will be of interest to mathematicians working in geometric functional analysis, topological and ergodic dynamics, Ramsey theory, logic anddescriptive set theory, representation theory, topological groups, and operator algebras.

Potential Theory on Infinite-Dimensional Abelian Groups

Author: Alexander Bendikov

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110876841

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

View: 4285

The series is devoted to the publication of monographs and high-level textbooks in mathematics, mathematical methods and their applications. Apart from covering important areas of current interest, a major aim is to make topics of an interdisciplinary nature accessible to the non-specialist. The works in this series are addressed to advanced students and researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics. In addition, it can serve as a guide for lectures and seminars on a graduate level. The series de Gruyter Studies in Mathematics was founded ca. 30 years ago by the late Professor Heinz Bauer and Professor Peter Gabriel with the aim to establish a series of monographs and textbooks of high standard, written by scholars with an international reputation presenting current fields of research in pure and applied mathematics. While the editorial board of the Studies has changed with the years, the aspirations of the Studies are unchanged. In times of rapid growth of mathematical knowledge carefully written monographs and textbooks written by experts are needed more than ever, not least to pave the way for the next generation of mathematicians. In this sense the editorial board and the publisher of the Studies are devoted to continue the Studies as a service to the mathematical community. Please submit any book proposals to Niels Jacob.

Introduction to Finite and Infinite Dimensional Lie (Super)algebras

Author: Neelacanta Sthanumoorthy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012804683X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 512

View: 4236

Lie superalgebras are a natural generalization of Lie algebras, having applications in geometry, number theory, gauge field theory, and string theory. Introduction to Finite and Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebras and Superalgebras introduces the theory of Lie superalgebras, their algebras, and their representations. The material covered ranges from basic definitions of Lie groups to the classification of finite-dimensional representations of semi-simple Lie algebras. While discussing all classes of finite and infinite dimensional Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras in terms of their different classes of root systems, the book focuses on Kac-Moody algebras. With numerous exercises and worked examples, it is ideal for graduate courses on Lie groups and Lie algebras. Discusses the fundamental structure and all root relationships of Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras and their finite and infinite dimensional representation theory Closely describes BKM Lie superalgebras, their different classes of imaginary root systems, their complete classifications, root-supermultiplicities, and related combinatorial identities Includes numerous tables of the properties of individual Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras Focuses on Kac-Moody algebras

From Geometry to Quantum Mechanics

In Honor of Hideki Omori

Author: Yoshiaki Maeda,Peter Michor,Takushiro Ochiai,Akira Yoshioka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817645306

Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

View: 5366

* Invited articles in differential geometry and mathematical physics in honor of Hideki Omori * Focus on recent trends and future directions in symplectic and Poisson geometry, global analysis, Lie group theory, quantizations and noncommutative geometry, as well as applications of PDEs and variational methods to geometry * Will appeal to graduate students in mathematics and quantum mechanics; also a reference