An Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: T. J. Willmore
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486282107
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.

Differentialgeometrie von Kurven und Fl chen

Author: Manfredo P. do Carmo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322850720
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Inhalt: Kurven - Reguläre Flächen - Die Geometrie der Gauß-Abbildung - Die innere Geometrie von Flächen - Anhang

Differential Geometry

Author: Erwin Kreyszig
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318622
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

An introductory textbook on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, presented in its simplest, most essential form. With problems and solutions. Includes 99 illustrations.

Differential Geometry

Author: Heinrich W. Guggenheimer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486157207
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

This text contains an elementary introduction to continuous groups and differential invariants; an extensive treatment of groups of motions in euclidean, affine, and riemannian geometry; more. Includes exercises and 62 figures.

Differentialgeometrie

Author: Wolfgang Kühnel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322928085
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Mathematics

Eine Einführung in die Differentialgeometrie. Es wird großer Wert auf Anschaulichkeit gelegt, was auch durch zahlreiche Abbildungen unterstützt wird. Für die 2. Auflage wurden alle Kapitel gründlich überarbeitet. Hinzu kamen einige neue Übungsaufgaben und zusätzliche Abbildungen.

Differential Geometric Structures

Author: Walter A. Poor
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486151915
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

This introductory text defines geometric structure by specifying parallel transport in an appropriate fiber bundle and focusing on simplest cases of linear parallel transport in a vector bundle. 1981 edition.

Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers

Author: Brian F. Doolin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486281940
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Mathematics

This outstanding guide supplies important mathematical tools for diverse engineering applications, offering engineers the basic concepts and terminology of modern global differential geometry. Suitable for independent study as well as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this volume also constitutes a valuable reference for control, systems, aeronautical, electrical, and mechanical engineers.The treatment's ideas are applied mainly as an introduction to the Lie theory of differential equations and to examine the role of Grassmannians in control systems analysis. Additional topics include the fundamental notions of manifolds, tangent spaces, vector fields, exterior algebra, and Lie algebras. An appendix reviews concepts related to vector calculus, including open and closed sets, compactness, continuity, and derivative.

Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry

Author: Dirk Jan Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486656098
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Mathematics

Elementary, yet authoritative and scholarly, this book offers an excellent brief introduction to the classical theory of differential geometry. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students who will find it not only highly readable but replete with illustrations carefully selected to help stimulate the student's visual understanding of geometry. The text features an abundance of problems, most of which are simple enough for class use, and often convey an interesting geometrical fact. A selection of more difficult problems has been included to challenge the ambitious student. Written by a noted mathematician and historian of mathematics, this volume presents the fundamental conceptions of the theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Dr. Struik has enhanced the treatment with copious historical, biographical, and bibliographical references that place the theory in context and encourage the student to consult original sources and discover additional important ideas there. For this second edition, Professor Struik made some corrections and added an appendix with a sketch of the application of Cartan's method of Pfaffians to curve and surface theory. The result was to further increase the merit of this stimulating, thought-provoking text — ideal for classroom use, but also perfectly suited for self-study. In this attractive, inexpensive paperback edition, it belongs in the library of any mathematician or student of mathematics interested in differential geometry.

Differential Geometry

Author: William C. Graustein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486153230
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Mathematics

This first course in differential geometry presents the fundamentals of the metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces in a Euclidean space of 3 dimensions, using vector notation and technique. Nearly 200 problems.1935 edition.

Differentialgeometrie Topologie und Physik

Author: Mikio Nakahara
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662453001
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Science

Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences

Author: Harley Flanders
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139616
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

A graduate-level text utilizing exterior differential forms in the analysis of a variety of mathematical problems in the physical and engineering sciences. Includes 45 illustrations. Index.

An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications

Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486135137
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Mathematics

This introductory text explores 1st- and 2nd-order differential equations, series solutions, the Laplace transform, difference equations, much more. Numerous figures, problems with solutions, notes. 1994 edition. Includes 268 figures and 23 tables.

Tensor and Vector Analysis

Author: C. E. Springer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486498010
Release Date: 2012-11
Genre: Mathematics

Assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus, this textpresents an elementary and gradual development of tensortheory. From this treatment, the traditional material ofcourses on vector analysis is deduced as a particular case. Inaddition, the book forms an introduction to metric differentialgeometry.Reprint of The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1962 edition.

Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry

Author: Dirk J. Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138183
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

Excellent brief introduction presents fundamental theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Topics include curves, theory of surfaces, fundamental equations, envelopes, more. Many problems and solutions. Bibliography.