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Riemannian Holonomy Groups and Calibrated Geometry

Author: Dominic D. Joyce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019921560X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

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Covering an exciting and active area of research at the crossroads of several different fields in mathematics and physics, and drawing on the author's previous work, this text has been written to explain the advanced mathematics involved simply and clearly to graduate students in both disciplines.

Geometric Flows and the Geometry of Space-time

Author: Vicente Cortés

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030011267

Category:

Page: N.A

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Cohomological Aspects in Complex Non-Kähler Geometry

Author: Daniele Angella

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319024418

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

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In these notes, we provide a summary of recent results on the cohomological properties of compact complex manifolds not endowed with a Kähler structure. On the one hand, the large number of developed analytic techniques makes it possible to prove strong cohomological properties for compact Kähler manifolds. On the other, in order to further investigate any of these properties, it is natural to look for manifolds that do not have any Kähler structure. We focus in particular on studying Bott-Chern and Aeppli cohomologies of compact complex manifolds. Several results concerning the computations of Dolbeault and Bott-Chern cohomologies on nilmanifolds are summarized, allowing readers to study explicit examples. Manifolds endowed with almost-complex structures, or with other special structures (such as, for example, symplectic, generalized-complex, etc.), are also considered.

Quantization, PDEs, and Geometry

The Interplay of Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Author: Dorothea Bahns,Wolfram Bauer,Ingo Witt

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319224077

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

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This book presents four survey articles on different topics in mathematical analysis that are closely linked to concepts and applications in physics. Specifically, it discusses global aspects of elliptic PDEs, Berezin-Toeplitz quantization, the stability of solitary waves, and sub-Riemannian geometry. The contributions are based on lectures given by distinguished experts at a summer school in Göttingen. The authors explain fundamental concepts and ideas and present them clearly. Starting from basic notions, these course notes take the reader to the point of current research, highlighting new challenges and addressing unsolved problems at the interface between mathematics and physics. All contributions are of interest to researchers in the respective fields, but they are also accessible to graduate students.

Supersymmetric Field Theories

Author: Sergio Cecotti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107053811

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Adopting an elegant geometrical approach, this advanced pedagogical text describes deep and intuitive methods for understanding the subtle logic of supersymmetry while avoiding lengthy computations. The book describes how complex results and formulae obtained using other approaches can be significantly simplified when translated to a geometric setting. Introductory chapters describe geometric structures in field theory in the general case, while detailed later chapters address specific structures such as parallel tensor fields, G-structures, and isometry groups. The relationship between structures in supergravity and periodic maps of algebraic manifolds, Kodaira-Spencer theory, modularity, and the arithmetic properties of supergravity are also addressed. Relevant geometric concepts are introduced and described in detail, providing a self-contained toolkit of useful techniques, formulae and constructions. Covering all the material necessary for the application of supersymmetric field theories to fundamental physical questions, this is an outstanding resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics.

Compact Manifolds with Special Holonomy

Author: Dominic D. Joyce

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198506010

Category: Mathematics

Page: 436

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This is a combination of a graduate textbook on Riemannian holonomy groups, and a research monograph on compact manifolds with the exceptional holonomy groups G2 and Spin (7). It is the first book on compact manifolds with exceptional holonomy, and contains much new research material and many new examples.

Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Stochastic Analysis and Diffusion Processes

Author: Gopinath Kallianpur,P Sundar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657076

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Beginning with the concept of random processes and Brownian motion and building on the theory and research directions in a self-contained manner, this book provides an introduction to stochastic analysis for graduate students, researchers and applied scientists interested in stochastic processes and their applications.

Surveys on geometry and integrable systems

Author: Martin A. Guest,Reiko Miyaoka,Yoshihiro Ohnita

Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 510

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Calabi-Yau Manifolds

A Bestiary for Physicists

Author: Tristan Hbsch

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981021927X

Category: Science

Page: 374

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Calabi-Yau spaces are complex spaces with a vanishing first Chern class, or equivalently, with trivial canonical bundle (canonical class). They are used to construct possibly realistic (super)string models and are thus being studied vigorously in the recent physics literature.In the main part of the Book, collected and reviewed are relevant results on (1) several major techniques of constructing such spaces and (2) computation of physically relevant quantities such as massless field spectra and their Yukawa interactions. Issues of (3) stringy corrections and (4) moduli space and its geometry are still in the stage of rapid and continuing development, whence there is more emphasis on open problems here. Also is included a preliminary discussion of the conjectured universal moduli space and related open problems. Finally, several detailed models and sample computations are included throughout the Book to exemplify the techniques and the general discussion.The Book also contains a Lexicon (28 pages) of 150 assorted terms, key-words and main results and theorems, well suited for a handy reference. Although cross-referenced with the main part of the Book, the Lexicon can also be used independently.The level of mathematics is guided and developed between that of the popular Physics Reports of Eguchi, Gilkey and Hanson and the book Superstrings (Vol. 2) by Green, Schwarz and Witten on one end and Principles of Algebraic Geometry of Griffiths and Harris on the other.This is the first systematic exposition in book form of the material on Calabi-Yau spaces, related mathematics and the physics application, otherwise scattered through research articles in journals and conference proceedings.

Integrable Systems

Twistors, Loop Groups, and Riemann Surfaces

Author: N.J. Hitchin,G. B. Segal,R.S. Ward

Publisher: Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathe

ISBN: 0199676771

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

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Designed to give graduate students an understanding of integrable systems via the study of Riemann surfaces, loop groups, and twistors, this book has its origins in a lecture series given by the internationally renowned authors. Written in an accessible, informal style, it fills a gap in the existing literature.

Invitation to Discrete Mathematics

Author: Ji%rí Matousek,Jaroslav Ne%set%ril

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198570430

Category: Mathematics

Page: 443

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Invitation to Discrete Mathematics is an introduction and a thoroughly comprehensive text at the same time. A lively and entertaining style with mathematical precision and maturity uniquely combine into an intellectual happening and should delight the interested reader. A master example of teaching contemporary discrete mathematics, and of teaching science in general.

Introduction to Symplectic Topology

Author: Dusa McDuff,Dietmar Salamon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198794894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 632

View: 9782

Over the last number of years powerful new methods in analysis and topology have led to the development of the modern global theory of symplectic topology, including several striking and important results. The first edition of Introduction to Symplectic Topology was published in 1995. The book was the first comprehensive introduction to the subject and became a key text in the area. A significantly revised second edition was published in 1998 introducing new sections and updates on the fast-developing area. This new third edition includes updates and new material to bring the book right up-to-date.

Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves

Author: Qing Liu

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198502842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

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'Will be useful to graduate students as an introduction to arithmetic algebraic geometry, and to more advanced readers and experts in the field.' -EMS'This book is unique in the current literature on algebraic and arithmetic geography, therefore a highly welcome addition to it, and particularly suitable for readers who want to approach more specialized works in this field with more ease. The exposition is exceptionally lucid, rigourous, coherent and comprehensive.' -Zentralblatt MATH'A thorough and far-reaching introduction to algebraic geometry in its scheme-theoretic setting... The rich bibliography with nearly 100 references enhances the value of this textbook as a great introduction and source for research.' -Zentralblatt MATHBased on the author's course for first-year graduate students this well-written text explains how the tools of algebraic geometry and of number theory can be applied to a study of curves. The book starts by introducing the essential background material and includes 600 exercises.

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: 3642190049

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

A Course in Number Theory

Author: H. E. Rose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198523765

Category: Mathematics

Page: 398

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The second edition of this undergraduate textbook is now available in paperback. Covering up-to-date as well as established material, it is the only textbook which deals with all the main areas of number theory, taught in the third year of a mathematics course. Each chapter ends with acollection of problems, and hints and sketch solutions are provided at the end of the book, together with useful tables.

Riemannian Geometry

Author: Peter Petersen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319266543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 499

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Intended for a one year course, this text serves as a single source, introducing readers to the important techniques and theorems, while also containing enough background on advanced topics to appeal to those students wishing to specialize in Riemannian geometry. This is one of the few Works to combine both the geometric parts of Riemannian geometry and the analytic aspects of the theory. The book will appeal to a readership that have a basic knowledge of standard manifold theory, including tensors, forms, and Lie groups. Important revisions to the third edition include: a substantial addition of unique and enriching exercises scattered throughout the text; inclusion of an increased number of coordinate calculations of connection and curvature; addition of general formulas for curvature on Lie Groups and submersions; integration of variational calculus into the text allowing for an early treatment of the Sphere theorem using a proof by Berger; incorporation of several recent results about manifolds with positive curvature; presentation of a new simplifying approach to the Bochner technique for tensors with application to bound topological quantities with general lower curvature bounds. From reviews of the first edition: "The book can be highly recommended to all mathematicians who want to get a more profound idea about the most interesting achievements in Riemannian geometry. It is one of the few comprehensive sources of this type." ―Bernd Wegner, ZbMATH

Solitons, Instantons, and Twistors

Author: Maciej Dunajski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198570627

Category: Mathematics

Page: 359

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The book provides a self-contained and accessible introduction to elementary twistor theory; a technique for solving differential equations in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. It starts with an introduction to integrability of ordinary and partial differential equations. Subsequent chapters explore symmetry analysis, gauge theory, gravitational instantons, twistor transforms, and anti-self-duality equations. The three appendices cover basicdifferential geometry, complex manifold theory and the exterior differential system.

Riemann Surfaces

Author: Simon Donaldson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198526393

Category: Mathematics

Page: 286

View: 9435

An authoritative but accessible text on one dimensional complex manifolds or Riemann surfaces. Dealing with the main results on Riemann surfaces from a variety of points of view; it pulls together material from global analysis, topology, and algebraic geometry, and covers the essential mathematical methods and tools.

Multibody Dynamics

Computational Methods and Applications

Author: Jean-Claude Samin,Paul Fisette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400754035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 5659

This volume provides the international multibody dynamics community with an up-to-date view on the state of the art in this rapidly growing field of research which now plays a central role in the modeling, analysis, simulation and optimization of mechanical systems in a variety of fields and for a wide range of industrial applications. This book contains selected contributions delivered at the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, which was held in Brussels, Belgium and organized by the Université catholique de Louvain, from 4th to 7th July 2011. Each paper reflects the State-of-Art in the application of Multibody Dynamics to different areas of engineering. They are enlarged and revised versions of the communications, which were enhanced in terms of self-containment and tutorial quality by the authors. The result is a comprehensive text that constitutes a valuable reference for researchers and design engineers which helps to appraise the potential for the application of multibody dynamics methodologies to a wide range of areas of scientific and engineering relevance.

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