Elliptic operators and Lie groups

Author: Derek W. Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Mathematics

Page: 558

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Elliptic operators arise naturally in several different mathematical settings, notably in the representation theory of Lie groups, the study of evolution equations, and the examination of Riemannian manifolds. This book develops the basic theory of elliptic operators on Lie groups and thereby extends the conventional theory of parabolic evolution equations to a natural noncommutative context. In order to achieve this goal, the author presents a synthesis of ideas from partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, functional analysis, and the theory of Lie groups. He begins by discussing the abstract theory of general operators with complex coefficients before concentrating on the central case of second-order operators with real coefficients. A full discussion of second-order subelliptic operators is also given. Prerequisites are a familiarity with basic semigroup theory, the elementary theory of Lie groups, and a firm grounding in functional analysis as might be gained from the first year of a graduate course.

Evolution Equations and Their Applications in Physical and Life Sciences

Author: G Lumer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482277484

Category: Medical

Page: 532

View: 8136


This volume presents a collection of lectures on linear partial differntial equations and semigroups, nonlinear equations, stochastic evolutionary processes, and evolution problems from physics, engineering and mathematical biology. The contributions come from the 6th International Conference on Evolution Equations and Their Applications in Physica

Algebraic Groups and Lie Groups

A Volume of Papers in Honour of the Late R. W. Richardson

Author: T. A. Springer,Roger Wolcott Richardson,G. I. Lehrer,Alan L. Carey,Michael Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585323

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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This volume is a unique and comprehensive collection of works by some of the world's leading researchers. Papers on algebraic geometry, algebraic groups, and Lie groups are woven together to form a connection between the study of symmetry and certain algebraic structures. This connection reflects the interests of R. W. Richardson who studied the links between representation theory and the structure and geometry of algebraic groups. In particular, the papers address Kazhdan-Lusztig theory, quantum groups, spherical varieties, symmetric varieties, cohomology of varieties, purity, Schubert geometry, invariant theory and symmetry breaking. For those working on algebraic and Lie groups, this book will be a wealth of fascinating material.

Analysis on Lie Groups with Polynomial Growth

Author: Nick Dungey,A.F.M. (Tom) ter Elst,Derek William Robinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461220629

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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Analysis on Lie Groups with Polynomial Growth is the first book to present a method for examining the surprising connection between invariant differential operators and almost periodic operators on a suitable nilpotent Lie group. It deals with the theory of second-order, right invariant, elliptic operators on a large class of manifolds: Lie groups with polynomial growth. In systematically developing the analytic and algebraic background on Lie groups with polynomial growth, it is possible to describe the large time behavior for the semigroup generated by a complex second-order operator with the aid of homogenization theory and to present an asymptotic expansion. Further, the text goes beyond the classical homogenization theory by converting an analytical problem into an algebraic one. This work is aimed at graduate students as well as researchers in the above areas. Prerequisites include knowledge of basic results from semigroup theory and Lie group theory.