Bäcklund and Darboux Transformations

The Geometry of Solitons : AARMS-CRM Workshop, June 4-9, 1999, Halifax, N.S., Canada

Author: A. A. Coley

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821870259

Category: Mathematics

Page: 436

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This book is devoted to a classical topic that has undergone rapid and fruitful development over the past 25 years, namely Backlund and Darboux transformations and their applications in the theory of integrable systems, also known as soliton theory. The book consists of two parts. The first is a series of introductory pedagogical lectures presented by leading experts in the field. They are devoted respectively to Backlund transformations of Painleve equations, to the dressing methodand Backlund and Darboux transformations, and to the classical geometry of Backlund transformations and their applications to soliton theory. The second part contains original contributions that represent new developments in the theory and applications of these transformations. Both the introductorylectures and the original talks were presented at an International Workshop that took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). This volume covers virtually all recent developments in the theory and applications of Backlund and Darboux transformations.
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Projective Differential Geometry of Submanifolds

Author: M.A. Akivis,V.V. Goldberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080887166

Category: Mathematics

Page: 361

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In this book, the general theory of submanifolds in a multidimensional projective space is constructed. The topics dealt with include osculating spaces and fundamental forms of different orders, asymptotic and conjugate lines, submanifolds on the Grassmannians, different aspects of the normalization problems for submanifolds (with special emphasis given to a connection in the normal bundle) and the problem of algebraizability for different kinds of submanifolds, the geometry of hypersurfaces and hyperbands, etc. A series of special types of submanifolds with special projective structures are studied: submanifolds carrying a net of conjugate lines (in particular, conjugate systems), tangentially degenerate submanifolds, submanifolds with asymptotic and conjugate distributions etc. The method of moving frames and the apparatus of exterior differential forms are systematically used in the book and the results presented can be applied to the problems dealing with the linear subspaces or their generalizations. Graduate students majoring in differential geometry will find this monograph of great interest, as will researchers in differential and algebraic geometry, complex analysis and theory of several complex variables.
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Symmetries and Overdetermined Systems of Partial Differential Equations

Author: Michael Eastwood,Willard Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387738314

Category: Mathematics

Page: 568

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This three-week summer program considered the symmetries preserving various natural geometric structures. There are two parts to the proceedings. The articles in the first part are expository but all contain significant new material. The articles in the second part are concerned with original research. All articles were thoroughly refereed and the range of interrelated work ensures that this will be an extremely useful collection.
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Solitons, Geometry, and Topology

On the Crossroads; Collected Papers Dedicated to the 60th Birthday of Academician Sergei Petrovich Novikov

Author: V. M. Bukhshtaber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geometry, Differential

Page: 381

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Initiation to Global Finslerian Geometry

Author: Hassan Akbar-Zadeh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080461700

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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After a brief description of the evolution of thinking on Finslerian geometry starting from Riemann, Finsler, Berwald and Elie Cartan, the book gives a clear and precise treatment of this geometry. The first three chapters develop the basic notions and methods, introduced by the author, to reach the global problems in Finslerian Geometry. The next five chapters are independent of each other, and deal with among others the geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds, the classification of Finslerian manifolds of constant sectional curvatures. They also give a treatment of isometric, affine, projective and conformal vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle. Key features - Theory of connections of vectors and directions on the unitary tangent fibre bundle. - Complete list of Bianchi identities for a regular conection of directions. - Geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds. - Classification of Finslerian manifolds. - Affine, isometric, conformal and projective vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle. Theory of connections of vectors and directions on the unitary tangent fibre bundle. Complete list of Bianchi identities for a regular conection of directions. Geometry of generalized Einstein manifolds. Classification of Finslerian manifolds. Affine, isometric, conformal and projective vector fields on the unitary tangent fibre bundle.
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