An Introduction to Tensor Analysis and Its Geometrical Applications

Author: Jan Arnoldus Schouten

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662129272

Category: Mathematics

Page: 514

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This is an entirely new book. The first edition appeared in 1923 and at that time it was up to date. But in 193 5 and 1938 the author and Prof. D. J. STRUIK published a new book, their Einführung I and li, and this book not only gave the first systematic introduction to the kernel index method but also contained many notions that had come into prominence since 1923. For instance densities, quantities of the second kind, pseudo-quantities, normal Coordinates, the symbolism of exterior forms, the LIE derivative, the theory of variation and deformation and the theory of subprojective connexions were included. Now since 1938 there have been many new developments and so a book on RICCI cal culus and its applications has to cover quite different ground from the book of 1923. Though the purpose remains to make the reader acquainted with RICCI's famous instrument in its modern form, the book must have quite a different methodical structure and quite different applica tions have to be chosen. The first chapter contains algebraical preliminaries but the whole text is modernized and there is a section on hybrid quantities (quantities with indices of the first and of the second kind) and one on the many abridged notations that have been developed by several authors. In the second chapter the most important analytical notions that come before the introduction of a connexion aredealt with in full.
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Author: Marcel Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642182453

Category: Mathematics

Page: 824

View: 4897

This book introduces readers to the living topics of Riemannian Geometry and details the main results known to date. The results are stated without detailed proofs but the main ideas involved are described, affording the reader a sweeping panoramic view of almost the entirety of the field. From the reviews "The book has intrinsic value for a student as well as for an experienced geometer. Additionally, it is really a compendium in Riemannian Geometry." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
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A Centennial Perspective

Author: Abhay Ashtekar,Beverly Berger,James Isenberg,Malcolm MacCallum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703731X

Category: Science

Page: 696

View: 9939

Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity.
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Author: Jan Arnoldus Schouten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486655822

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 4546

This rigorous and advanced mathematical explanation of classic tensor analysis was written by one of the founders of tensor calculus. Its concise exposition of the mathematical basis of the discipline is integrated with well-chosen physical examples of the theory, including those involving elasticity, classical dynamics, relativity, and Dirac's matrix calculus. 1954 edition.
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Author: Nazrul Islam

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122418384

Category: Tensor algebra

Page: 262

View: 2542

The Book Is Written Is In Easy-To-Read Style With Corresponding Examples. The Main Aim Of This Book Is To Precisely Explain The Fundamentals Of Tensors And Their Applications To Mechanics, Elasticity, Theory Of Relativity, Electromagnetic, Riemannian Geometry And Many Other Disciplines Of Science And Engineering, In A Lucid Manner. The Text Has Been Explained Section Wise, Every Concept Has Been Narrated In The Form Of Definition, Examples And Questions Related To The Concept Taught. The Overall Package Of The Book Is Highly Useful And Interesting For The People Associated With The Field.
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Old and New

Author: Cédric Villani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540710507

Category: Mathematics

Page: 976

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At the close of the 1980s, the independent contributions of Yann Brenier, Mike Cullen and John Mather launched a revolution in the venerable field of optimal transport founded by G. Monge in the 18th century, which has made breathtaking forays into various other domains of mathematics ever since. The author presents a broad overview of this area, supplying complete and self-contained proofs of all the fundamental results of the theory of optimal transport at the appropriate level of generality. Thus, the book encompasses the broad spectrum ranging from basic theory to the most recent research results. PhD students or researchers can read the entire book without any prior knowledge of the field. A comprehensive bibliography with notes that extensively discuss the existing literature underlines the book’s value as a most welcome reference text on this subject.
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Author: Hanno Rund

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642516106

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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The present monograph is motivated by two distinct aims. Firstly, an endeavour has been made to furnish a reasonably comprehensive account of the theory of Finsler spaces based on the methods of classical differential geometry. Secondly, it is hoped that this monograph may serve also as an introduction to a branch of differential geometry which is closely related to various topics in theoretical physics, notably analytical dynamics and geometrical optics. With this second object in mind, an attempt has been made to describe the basic aspects of the theory in some detail - even at the expense of conciseness - while in the more specialised sections of the later chapters, which might be of interest chiefly to the specialist, a more succinct style has been adopted. The fact that there exist several fundamentally different points of view with regard to Finsler geometry has rendered the task of writing a coherent account a rather difficult one. This remark is relevant not only to the development of the subject on the basis of the tensor calculus, but is applicable in an even wider sense. The extensive work of H. BUSEMANN has opened up new avenues of approach to Finsler geometry which are independent of the methods of classical tensor analysis. In the latter sense, therefore, a full description of this approach does not fall within the scope of this treatise, although its fundamental l significance cannot be doubted.
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Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc., maps

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7611

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An Introduction

Author: V. S. Varadarajan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821835742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 2986

Supersymmetry has been the object of study by theoretical physicists since the early 1970's. In recent years it has attracted the interest of mathematicians because of its novelty, and because of significance, both in mathematics and physics, of the main issues it raises. This book presents the foundations of supersymmetry to the mathematically minded reader in a cogent and self-contained manner. It begins with a brief introduction to the physical foundations of the theory, especially the classification of relativistic particles and their wave equations, such as the equations of Dirac and Weyl. It then continues the development of the theory of supermanifolds stressing the analogy with the Grothendieck theory of schemes. All the super linear algebra needed for the book is developed here and the basic theorems are established: differential and integral calculus in supermanifolds, Frobenius theorem, foundations of the theory of super Lie groups, and so on. A special feature of the book is the treatment in depth of the theory of spinors in all dimensions and signatures, which is the basis of all developments of supergeometry both in physics and mathematics, especially in quantum field theory and supergravity.
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Author: Nicola Gigli

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470427656

Category: Geometry, Differential

Page: 161

View: 1988

The author discusses in which sense general metric measure spaces possess a first order differential structure. Building on this, spaces with Ricci curvature bounded from below a second order calculus can be developed, permitting the author to define Hessian, covariant/exterior derivatives and Ricci curvature.
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Techniques and Applications

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Global differential geometry

Page: 517

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Entropy, $\mu$-invariant, and finite time singularities Geometric tools and point picking methods Geometric properties of $\kappa$-solutions Compactness of the space of $\kappa$-solutions Perelman's pseudolocality theorem Tools used in proof of pseudolocality Heat kernel for static metrics Heat kernel for evolving metrics Estimates of the heat equation for evolving metrics Bounds for the heat kernel for evolving metrics Elementary aspects of metric geometry Convex functions on Riemannian manifolds Asymptotic cones and Sharafutdinov retraction Solutions to selected exercises Bibliography Index
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Author: Walter van Suijlekom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401791627

Category: Science

Page: 237

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This book provides an introduction to noncommutative geometry and presents a number of its recent applications to particle physics. It is intended for graduate students in mathematics/theoretical physics who are new to the field of noncommutative geometry, as well as for researchers in mathematics/theoretical physics with an interest in the physical applications of noncommutative geometry. In the first part, we introduce the main concepts and techniques by studying finite noncommutative spaces, providing a “light” approach to noncommutative geometry. We then proceed with the general framework by defining and analyzing noncommutative spin manifolds and deriving some main results on them, such as the local index formula. In the second part, we show how noncommutative spin manifolds naturally give rise to gauge theories, applying this principle to specific examples. We subsequently geometrically derive abelian and non-abelian Yang-Mills gauge theories, and eventually the full Standard Model of particle physics, and conclude by explaining how noncommutative geometry might indicate how to proceed beyond the Standard Model.
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From Stratifolds to Exotic Spheres

Author: Matthias Kreck

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 218

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This book presents a geometric introduction to the homology of topological spaces and the cohomology of smooth manifolds. The author introduces a new class of stratified spaces, so-called stratifolds. He derives basic concepts from differential topology such as Sard's theorem, partitions of unity and transversality. Based on this, homology groups are constructed in the framework of stratifolds and the homology axioms are proved. This implies that for nice spaces these homology groups agree with ordinary singular homology. Besides the standard computations of homology groups using the axioms, straightforward constructions of important homology classes are given. The author also defines stratifold cohomology groups following an idea of Quillen. Again, certain important cohomology classes occur very naturally in this description, for example, the characteristic classes which are constructed in the book and applied later on. One of the most fundamental results, Poincare duality, is almost a triviality in this approach. Some fundamental invariants, such as the Euler characteristic and the signature, are derived from (co)homology groups. These invariants play a significant role in some of the most spectacular results in differential topology. In particular, the author proves a special case of Hirzebruch's signature theorem and presents as a highlight Milnor's exotic 7-spheres. This book is based on courses the author taught in Mainz and Heidelberg. Readers should be familiar with the basic notions of point-set topology and differential topology. The book can be used for a combined introduction to differential and algebraic topology, as well as for a quick presentation of (co)homology in a course about differential geometry.
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