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Differential Geometry from a Singularity Theory Viewpoint

Author: Shyuichi Izumiya,Maria del Carmen Romero Fuster,Maria Aparecida Soares Ruas,Farid Tari

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814590460

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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Differential Geometry from a Singularity Theory Viewpoint provides a new look at the fascinating and classical subject of the differential geometry of surfaces in Euclidean spaces. The book uses singularity theory to capture some key geometric features of surfaces. It describes the theory of contact and its link with the theory of caustics and wavefronts. It then uses the powerful techniques of these theories to deduce geometric information about surfaces embedded in 3, 4 and 5-dimensional Euclidean spaces. The book also includes recent work of the authors and their collaborators on the geometry of sub-manifolds in Minkowski spaces. Contents:The Case for the Singularity Theory ApproachSubmanifolds of the Euclidean SpaceSingularities of Germs of Smooth MappingsContact Between Submanifolds of ℝnLagrangian and Legendrian SingularitiesSurfaces in the Euclidean 3-SpaceSurfaces in the Euclidean 4-SpaceSurfaces in the Euclidean 5-SpaceSpacelike Surfaces in the Minkowski Space-TimeGlobal Viewpoint Readership: Advanced undergraduates and post-graduate students, and researchers in the fields of differential geometry and singularity theory. Key Features:The book is unique in its nature. It provides a coherent approach for studying the geometry of sub-manifolds of various ambient spaces from the singularity theory point of viewThe book informs the reader about the progress in the field of extrinsic differential geometry and singularity theory. The information is new and has not been treated in previous textbooksThe book gathers scattered work from various research articles, most of which are recent, and describes techniques that could be used to tackle problems in other areas of mathematicsKeywords:Contact;Extrinsic Geometry;Genericity;Caustics;Singularities;Surfaces;Transversality;Wave Fronts

Singularity Theory

Author: Denis Cheniot,Jean-Paul Brasselet

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812707492

Category: Geometry, Differential

Page: 1065

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The Singularity School and Conference took place in Luminy, Marseille, from January 24th to February 25th 2005. More than 180 mathematicians from over 30 countries converged to discuss recent developments in singularity theory. The volume contains the elementary and advanced courses conducted by singularities specialists during the conference, general lectures on singularity theory, and lectures on applications of the theory to various domains. The subjects range from geometry and topology of singularities, through real and complex singularities, to applications of singularities.

Real and Complex Singularities

Author: Ana Claudia Nabarro,Juan J. Nuño-Ballesteros,Raúl Oset Sinha,Maria Aparecida Soares Ruas

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470422050

Category: Differential geometry -- Classical differential geometry -- Classical differential geometry

Page: 355

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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the XIII International Workshop on Real and Complex Singularities, held from July 27–August 8, 2014, in São Carlos, Brazil, in honor of María del Carmen Romero Fuster's 60th birthday. The volume contains the notes from two mini-courses taught during the workshop: on intersection homology by J.-P. Brasselet, and on non-isolated hypersurface singularities and Lê cycles by D. Massey. The remaining contributions are research articles which cover topics from the foundations of singularity theory (including classification theory and invariants) to topology of singular spaces (links of singularities and semi-algebraic sets), as well as applications to topology (cobordism and Lefschetz fibrations), dynamical systems (Morse-Bott functions) and differential geometry (affine geometry, Gauss-maps, caustics, frontals and non-Euclidean geometries). This book is published in cooperation with Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME)

Modern Differential Geometry in Gauge Theories

Yang–Mills Fields

Author: Anastasios Mallios

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817646345

Category: Mathematics

Page: 234

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Original, well-written work of interest Presents for the first time (physical) field theories written in sheaf-theoretic language Contains a wealth of minutely detailed, rigorous computations, ususally absent from standard physical treatments Author's mastery of the subject and the rigorous treatment of this text make it invaluable


Author: Unité de recherche associée au CNRS' Geometry, Analysis, and Topology

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521466318

Category: Mathematics

Page: 419

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This book contains papers given at the International Singularity Conference held in 1991 at Lille.


Foundations of General Relativity and Differential Geometry

Author: Marcus Kriele

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540483543

Category: Science

Page: 436

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One of the most of exciting aspects is the general relativity pred- tion of black holes and the Such Big Bang. predictions gained weight the theorems through Penrose. singularity pioneered In various by te- books on theorems general relativity singularity are and then presented used to that black holes exist and that the argue universe started with a To date what has big been is bang. a critical of what lacking analysis these theorems predict-’ We of really give a proof a typical singul- theorem and this ity use theorem to illustrate problems arising through the of possibilities violations" and "causality weak "shell very crossing These singularities". add to the problems weight of view that the point theorems alone singularity are not sufficient to the existence of predict physical singularities. The mathematical theme of the book In order to both solid gain a of and intuition understanding good for any mathematical theory, one,should to realise it as model of try a a fam- iar non-mathematical theories have had concept. Physical an especially the important on of and impact development mathematics, conversely various modern theories physical rather require sophisticated mathem- ics for their formulation. both and mathematics Today, physics are so that it is often difficult complex to master the theories in both very s- in the of jects. However, case differential pseudo-Riemannian geometry or the general relativity between and mathematics relationship physics is and it is therefore especially close, to from interd- possible profit an ciplinary approach.

Differential Geometry

Author: J. J. Stoker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471504030

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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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.

Special Functions

A Unified Theory Based on Singularities

Author: Wolfgang Lay

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198505730

Category: Mathematics

Page: 293

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The topic of special functions, normally presented as a mere collection of functions exhibiting particular properties, is treated from a fresh and unusual perspective in this book. The authors have based the special functions on the theory of second-order ordinary differential equations in the complex domain. Several physical applications are presented. Numerous tables and figures will help the reader find his way through the subject.

Catastrophe Theory

Author: Vladimir I. Arnol'd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540548119

Category: Mathematics

Page: 150

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The new edition of this non-mathematical review of catastrophe theory contains updated results and many new or expanded topics including delayed loss of stability, shock waves, and interior scattering. Three new sections offer the history of singularity and its applications from da Vinci to today, a discussion of perestroika in terms of the theory of metamorphosis, and a list of 93 problems touching on most of the subject matter in the book.

Selected Papers on Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry

Author: Valentin Vasilʹevich Lychagin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821804285

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

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The Selected Works of Phillip A. Griffiths with Commentary: Algebraic geometry

Author: Phillip Griffiths,Maurizio Cornalba

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821820872

Category: Mathematics

Page: 782

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Over the last four decades, Phillip Griffiths has been a central figure in mathematics. During this time, he made crucial contributions in several fields, including complex analysis, algebraic geometry, and differential systems. His books and papers are distinguished by a remarkably lucid style that invites the reader to understand not only the subject at hand, but also the connections among seemingly unrelated areas of mathematics. Even today, many of Griffiths' papers are used as a standard source on a subject.Another important feature of Griffiths' writings is that they often bring together classical and modern mathematics. The four parts of Selected Works - Analytic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Variations of Hodge Structures, and Differential Systems - are organized according to the subject matter and are supplemented by Griffiths' brief, but extremely illuminating, personal reflections on the mathematical content and the times in which they were produced. Griffiths' Selected Works provide the reader with a panoramic view of important and exciting mathematics during the second half of the 20th century.

Calabi-Yau Manifolds and Related Geometries

Lectures at a Summer School in Nordfjordeid, Norway, June 2001

Author: Mark Gross,Daniel Huybrechts,Dominic Joyce

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540440598

Category: Mathematics

Page: 244

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This is an introduction to a very active field of research, on the boundary between mathematics and physics. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in geometry and string theory. Proofs or sketches are given for many important results. From the reviews: "An excellent introduction to current research in the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds, hyper-Kähler manifolds, exceptional holonomy and mirror symmetry....This is an excellent and useful book." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

Bifurcation theory from the applications point of view

Author: Adelina Georgescu,Iuliana Oprea

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 261

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Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

Author: Masaaki Umehara,Kotaro Yamada

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814740268


Page: 328

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This engrossing volume on curve and surface theories is the result of many years of experience the authors have had with teaching the most essential aspects of this subject. The first half of the text is suitable for a university-level course, without the need for referencing other texts, as it is completely self-contained. More advanced material in the second half of the book, including appendices, also serves more experienced students well. Furthermore, this text is also suitable for a seminar for graduate students, and for self-study. It is written in a robust style that gives the student the opportunity to continue his study at a higher level beyond what a course would usually offer. Further material is included, for example, closed curves, enveloping curves, curves of constant width, the fundamental theorem of surface theory, constant mean curvature surfaces, and existence of curvature line coordinates. Surface theory from the viewpoint of manifolds theory is explained, and encompasses higher level material that is useful for the more advanced student. This includes, but is not limited to, indices of umbilics, properties of cycloids, existence of conformal coordinates, and characterizing conditions for singularities. In summary, this textbook succeeds in elucidating detailed explanations of fundamental material, where the most essential basic notions stand out clearly, but does not shy away from the more advanced topics needed for research in this field. It provides a large collection of mathematically rich supporting topics. Thus, it is an ideal first textbook in this field. Request Inspection Copy

Singularities in Geometry and Topology

Proceedings of the Trieste Singularity Summer School and Workshop, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 15 August - 3 September 2005

Author: Jean-Paul Brasselet

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981270681X

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 916

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Singularity theory appears in numerous branches of mathematics, as well as in many emerging areas such as robotics, control theory, imaging, and various evolving areas in physics. The purpose of this proceedings volume is to cover recent developments in singularity theory and to introduce young researchers from developing countries to singularities in geometry and topology. The contributions discuss singularities in both complex and real geometry. As such, they provide a natural continuation of the previous school on singularities held at ICTP (1991), which is recognized as having had a major influence in the field.

A Relativist's Toolkit

The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics

Author: Eric Poisson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451994

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This 2004 textbook fills a gap in the literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity. Among the topics discussed are congruencies of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity. Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity. Instead, it is meant to help the reader acquire advanced skills and become a competent researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. The primary readership consists of graduate students in gravitational physics. It will also be a useful reference for more seasoned researchers working in this field.

Sūri kagaku kōkyūroku

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition

Author: Mikio Nakahara

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750306065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 596

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Differential geometry and topology have become essential tools for many theoretical physicists. In particular, they are indispensable in theoretical studies of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition introduces the ideas and techniques of differential geometry and topology at a level suitable for postgraduate students and researchers in these fields. The second edition of this popular and established text incorporates a number of changes designed to meet the needs of the reader and reflect the development of the subject. The book features a considerably expanded first chapter, reviewing aspects of path integral quantization and gauge theories. Chapter 2 introduces the mathematical concepts of maps, vector spaces, and topology. The following chapters focus on more elaborate concepts in geometry and topology and discuss the application of these concepts to liquid crystals, superfluid helium, general relativity, and bosonic string theory. Later chapters unify geometry and topology, exploring fiber bundles, characteristic classes, and index theorems. New to this second edition is the proof of the index theorem in terms of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The final two chapters are devoted to the most fascinating applications of geometry and topology in contemporary physics, namely the study of anomalies in gauge field theories and the analysis of Polakov's bosonic string theory from the geometrical point of view. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition is an ideal introduction to differential geometry and topology for postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics.

Differential Geometry of Lightlike Submanifolds

Author: Krishan L. Duggal,Bayram Sahin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783034602518

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

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This book presents research on the latest developments in differential geometry of lightlike (degenerate) subspaces. The main focus is on hypersurfaces and a variety of submanifolds of indefinite Kählerian, Sasakian and quaternion Kähler manifolds.

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