An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry

Author: William Munger Boothby

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780121160517

Category: Mathematics

Page: 419

View: 2572

The second edition of this text has sold over 6,000 copies since publication in 1986 and this revision will make it even more useful. This is the only book available that is approachable by "beginners" in this subject. It has become an essential introduction to the subject for mathematics students, engineers, physicists, and economists who need to learn how to apply these vital methods. It is also the only book that thoroughly reviews certain areas of advanced calculus that are necessary to understand the subject. Line and surface integrals Divergence and curl of vector fields

An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry

With Applications to Mechanics and Relativity

Author: Leonor Godinho,José Natário

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319086669

Category: Mathematics

Page: 467

View: 9269

Unlike many other texts on differential geometry, this textbook also offers interesting applications to geometric mechanics and general relativity. The first part is a concise and self-contained introduction to the basics of manifolds, differential forms, metrics and curvature. The second part studies applications to mechanics and relativity including the proofs of the Hawking and Penrose singularity theorems. It can be independently used for one-semester courses in either of these subjects. The main ideas are illustrated and further developed by numerous examples and over 300 exercises. Detailed solutions are provided for many of these exercises, making An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry ideal for self-study.

Globale Analysis

Differentialformen in Analysis, Geometrie und Physik

Author: Ilka Agricola,Thomas Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322929035

Category: Mathematics

Page: 283

View: 686

Das Anliegen des Buches ist es, die klassische Vektoranalysis unter Verwendung der Differentialformen darzulegen. Anwendungen der allgemeinen Stokeschen Formel in Analysis, Geometrie und Topologie werden besprochen. In weiteren Teilen des Buches werden die Integrierbarkeit Pfaffscher Systeme, die Flächentheorie in Euklidischen Räumen sowie Elemente der Lie-Gruppen, Mechanik, Thermodynamik und Elektrodynamik unter Verwendung der Differentialformen behandelt.

Manifolds and Differential Geometry

Author: Jeffrey Marc Lee

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848151

Category: Mathematics

Page: 671

View: 3564

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

View: 3148

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.

The Laplacian on a Riemannian Manifold

An Introduction to Analysis on Manifolds

Author: Steven Rosenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521468312

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

View: 2064

This text on analysis of Riemannian manifolds is aimed at students who have had a first course in differentiable manifolds.

Introduction to Smooth Manifolds

Author: John M. Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387954486

Category: Mathematics

Page: 628

View: 5282

Author has written several excellent Springer books.; This book is a sequel to Introduction to Topological Manifolds; Careful and illuminating explanations, excellent diagrams and exemplary motivation; Includes short preliminary sections before each section explaining what is ahead and why

Fundamentals of Differential Geometry

Author: Serge Lang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461205417

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

View: 1587

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

Riemannian Geometry

A Modern Introduction

Author: Isaac Chavel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452576

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 8876

This book provides an introduction to Riemannian geometry, the geometry of curved spaces, for use in a graduate course. Requiring only an understanding of differentiable manifolds, the author covers the introductory ideas of Riemannian geometry followed by a selection of more specialized topics. Also featured are Notes and Exercises for each chapter, to develop and enrich the reader's appreciation of the subject. This second edition, first published in 2006, has a clearer treatment of many topics than the first edition, with new proofs of some theorems and a new chapter on the Riemannian geometry of surfaces. The main themes here are the effect of the curvature on the usual notions of classical Euclidean geometry, and the new notions and ideas motivated by curvature itself. Completely new themes created by curvature include the classical Rauch comparison theorem and its consequences in geometry and topology, and the interaction of microscopic behavior of the geometry with the macroscopic structure of the space.

Differentialgeometrie von Kurven und Flächen

Author: Manfredo P. do Carmo

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322850722

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 263

View: 5110

Inhalt: Kurven - Reguläre Flächen - Die Geometrie der Gauß-Abbildung - Die innere Geometrie von Flächen - Anhang

Foundations of Differential Geometry

Author: Shoshichi Kobayashi,Katsumi Nomizu

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780471157335

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 8540

One of two volumes which lay the foundations for understanding differential geometry. This work familiarizes readers with various techniques of computation.

Differential Geometry

Curves - Surfaces - Manifolds

Author: Wolfgang Kühnel

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821839881

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 6898

Our first knowledge of differential geometry usually comes from the study of the curves and surfaces in I\!\!R^3 that arise in calculus. Here we learn about line and surface integrals, divergence and curl, and the various forms of Stokes' Theorem. If we are fortunate, we may encounter curvature and such things as the Serret-Frenet formulas. With just the basic tools from multivariable calculus, plus a little knowledge of linear algebra, it is possible to begin a much richer and rewarding study of differential geometry, which is what is presented in this book. It starts with an introduction to the classical differential geometry of curves and surfaces in Euclidean space, then leads to an introduction to the Riemannian geometry of more general manifolds, including a look at Einstein spaces. An important bridge from the low-dimensional theory to the general case is provided by a chapter on the intrinsic geometry of surfaces. The first half of the book, covering the geometry of curves and surfaces, would be suitable for a one-semester undergraduate course. The local and global theories of curves and surfaces are presented, including detailed discussions of surfaces of rotation, ruled surfaces, and minimal surfaces. The second half of the book, which could be used for a more advanced course, begins with an introduction to differentiable manifolds, Riemannian structures, and the curvature tensor. Two special topics are treated in detail: spaces of constant curvature and Einstein spaces. The main goal of the book is to get started in a fairly elementary way, then to guide the reader toward more sophisticated concepts and more advanced topics. There are many examples and exercises to help along the way. Numerous figures help the reader visualize key concepts and examples, especially in lower dimensions. For the second edition, a number of errors were corrected and some text and a number of figures have been added.


Author: Heinrich Brauner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322897125

Category: Mathematics

Page: 424

View: 352

um das zur Lösung konkreter geometrischer Einzelfragen nötige Rüstzeug zu ver mitteln, ist auch stets die koordinatenmäßige Behandlung berücksichtigt. Verzichtet wurde auf den Differentialformenkalkül, doch wird der Leser keine Schwierigkeiten haben, sich diese für die moderne Differentialgeometrie wichtige Methode auf der Grundlage des Buches selbst anzueignen. In einer Einführung sollten nach meiner Ansicht nicht verschiedene methodische Ansätze verwendet werden. Der gebotene Stoff geht in Umfang und Inhalt über eine etwa vierstündige Vor lesung hinaus und gestattet den Anschluß eines weiterführenden Seminars. Die sorg fältig angebrachten zahlreichen Rückverweisungen ermöglichen es, verschiedenartige Lehrgänge aus dem Inhalt zusammen zu stellen. Freunde konkreter Geometrie wer den die Diskussionen im Anschluß an den induzierten Zusammenhang in KapitelS überschlagen, die Krümmungstheorien in Kapitel 6 nur für Hyperflächen behandeln und sich vor allem den 2-Flächen in Kapitel 7 zuwenden. Das andere Extrem ist die Auswahl eines Lehrgangs über differenzierbare Mannigfaltigkeiten und Riemannsche Geometrie; dabei kann man mit Kapitel 8 beginnen und die Rückverweisungen dazu verwenden, Beispiele für die eingeführten Begriffe bereitzustellen. Die Abschnitte 3. 3,4. 3,5. 5 und 6. 5 und das Kapitel 7 müssen nicht studiert werden, um jeweils nach folgende Abschnitte verstehen zu können, der Abschnitt 3. 5 wird erst in 8. 8 benötigt. Der Abschnitt 8. 8 ist unter Verwendung einzelner Rückverweisungen auch ohne die vorhergehenden Abschnitte des Kapitels 8 lesbar. Jedem Kapitel ist eine kurze Inhaltsübersicht vorangestellt, und jeder Abschnitt schließt mit einer Sammlung von Aufgaben zur Einübung des behandelten Stoffes.

Differential Geometry of Manifolds

Author: Stephen T. Lovett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

View: 4697

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.

Elementary Differential Geometry, Revised 2nd Edition

Author: Barrett O'Neill

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080505428

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

View: 1494

Written primarily for students who have completed the standard first courses in calculus and linear algebra, Elementary Differential Geometry, Revised 2nd Edition, provides an introduction to the geometry of curves and surfaces. The Second Edition maintained the accessibility of the first, while providing an introduction to the use of computers and expanding discussion on certain topics. Further emphasis was placed on topological properties, properties of geodesics, singularities of vector fields, and the theorems of Bonnet and Hadamard. This revision of the Second Edition provides a thorough update of commands for the symbolic computation programs Mathematica or Maple, as well as additional computer exercises. As with the Second Edition, this material supplements the content but no computer skill is necessary to take full advantage of this comprehensive text. Over 36,000 copies sold worldwide Accessible, practical yet rigorous approach to a complex topic--also suitable for self-study Extensive update of appendices on Mathematica and Maple software packages Thorough streamlining of second edition's numbering system Fuller information on solutions to odd-numbered problems Additional exercises and hints guide students in using the latest computer modeling tools

Differential Geometry

Author: J. J. Stoker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471504030

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 1747

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.

Riemannian Geometry

Author: Wilhelm Klingenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110145939

Category: Mathematics

Page: 409

View: 3961

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. 35 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. Titles in planning include Wolfgang Herfort, Karl H. Hofmann, and Francesco G. Russo, Periodic Locally Compact Groups: A Study of a Class of Totally Disconnected Topological Groups (2018) Mark M. Meerschaert, Alla Sikorskii, and Mohsen Zayernouri, Stochastic and Computational Models for Fractional Calculus, second edition (2018) Flavia Smarazzo and Alberto Tesei, Measure Theory: Radon Measures, Young Measures, and Applications to Parabolic Problems (2019) Elena Cordero and Luigi Rodino, Time-Frequency Analysis of Operators (2019) Kezheng Li, Group Schemes and Their Actions (2019; together with Tsinghua University Press) Mariusz Lemańczyk, Ergodic Theory: Spectral Theory, Joinings, and Their Applications (2020) Marco Abate, Holomorphic Dynamics on Hyperbolic Complex Manifolds (2021) Miroslava Antic, Joeri Van der Veken, and Luc Vrancken, Differential Geometry of Submanifolds: Submanifolds of Almost Complex Spaces and Almost Product Spaces (2021) Kai Liu, Ilpo Laine, and Lianzhong Yang, Complex Differential-Difference Equations (2021) Rajendra Vasant Gurjar, Kayo Masuda, and Masayoshi Miyanishi, Affine Space Fibrations (2022)

Metric Structures in Differential Geometry

Author: Gerard Walschap

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387218262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 229

View: 3652

This book offers an introduction to the theory of differentiable manifolds and fiber bundles. It examines bundles from the point of view of metric differential geometry: Euclidean bundles, Riemannian connections, curvature, and Chern-Weil theory are discussed, including the Pontrjagin, Euler, and Chern characteristic classes of a vector bundle. These concepts are illustrated in detail for bundles over spheres.