Differential Geometry

Author: J. J. Stoker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118165478
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Differential Geometry

Author: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media
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Manifolds and Differential Geometry

Author: Jeffrey Marc Lee
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821848159
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Mathematics

Differential geometry began as the study of curves and surfaces using the methods of calculus. In time, the notions of curve and surface were generalized along with associated notions such as length, volume, and curvature. At the same time the topic has become closely allied with developments in topology. The basic object is a smooth manifold, to which some extra structure has been attached, such as a Riemannian metric, a symplectic form, a distinguished group of symmetries, or a connection on the tangent bundle. This book is a graduate-level introduction to the tools and structures of modern differential geometry. Included are the topics usually found in a course on differentiable manifolds, such as vector bundles, tensors, differential forms, de Rham cohomology, the Frobenius theorem and basic Lie group theory. The book also contains material on the general theory of connections on vector bundles and an in-depth chapter on semi-Riemannian geometry that covers basic material about Riemannian manifolds and Lorentz manifolds. An unusual feature of the book is the inclusion of an early chapter on the differential geometry of hyper-surfaces in Euclidean space. There is also a section that derives the exterior calculus version of Maxwell's equations. The first chapters of the book are suitable for a one-semester course on manifolds. There is more than enough material for a year-long course on manifolds and geometry.

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.

Fundamentals of Differential Geometry

Author: Serge Lang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038798593X
Release Date: 2001-09-21
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to the basic concepts in differential topology, differential geometry, and differential equations, and some of the main basic theorems in all three areas. This new edition includes new chapters, sections, examples, and exercises. From the reviews: "There are many books on the fundamentals of differential geometry, but this one is quite exceptional; this is not surprising for those who know Serge Lang's books." --EMS NEWSLETTER

A Course in Differential Geometry

Author: Thierry Aubin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821872141
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Mathematics

This textbook for second-year graduate students is an introduction to differential geometry with principal emphasis on Riemannian geometry. The author is well-known for his significant contributions to the field of geometry and PDEs - particularly for his work on the Yamabe problem - and for his expository accounts on the subject. The text contains many problems and solutions, permitting the reader to apply the theorems and to see concrete developments of the abstract theory.

Differential Geometry

Author: R.W. Sharpe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387947329
Release Date: 2000-11-21
Genre: Mathematics

Cartan geometries were the first examples of connections on a principal bundle. They seem to be almost unknown these days, in spite of the great beauty and conceptual power they confer on geometry. The aim of the present book is to fill the gap in the literature on differential geometry by the missing notion of Cartan connections. Although the author had in mind a book accessible to graduate students, potential readers would also include working differential geometers who would like to know more about what Cartan did, which was to give a notion of "espaces généralisés" (= Cartan geometries) generalizing homogeneous spaces (= Klein geometries) in the same way that Riemannian geometry generalizes Euclidean geometry. In addition, physicists will be interested to see the fully satisfying way in which their gauge theory can be truly regarded as geometry.

Recent Progress in Differential Geometry and Its Related Fields

Author: Toshiaki Adachi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814355476
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Electronic books

This volume contains the contributions by the main participants of the 2nd International Colloquium on Differential Geometry and its Related Fields (ICDG2010), held in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to exchange information on current topics in differential geometry, information geometry and applications. These contributions from active specialists in differential geometry provide significant information for research which cover geometric structures, concrete Lie group theory and information geometry. This volume is invaluable not only for researchers in this special area but also for those who are interested in interdisciplinary areas in differential geometry, complex analysis, probability theory and mathematical physics. It also serves as a good guide to graduate students in the field of differential geometry.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120346505
Release Date: 2012-09-03
Genre: Mathematics

Curves and surfaces are objects that everyone can see, and many of the questions that can be asked about them are natural and easily understood. Differential geometry is concerned with the precise mathematical formulation of some of these questions, while trying to answer them using calculus techniques. The geometry of differentiable manifolds with structures is one of the most important branches of modern differential geometry. This well-written book discusses the theory of differential and Riemannian manifolds to help students understand the basic structures and consequent developments. While introducing concepts such as bundles, exterior algebra and calculus, Lie group and its algebra and calculus, Riemannian geometry, submanifolds and hypersurfaces, almost complex manifolds, etc., enough care has been taken to provide necessary details which enable the reader to grasp them easily. The material of this book has been successfully tried in classroom teaching. The book is designed for the postgraduate students of Mathematics. It will also be useful to the researchers working in the field of differential geometry and its applications to general theory of relativity and cosmology, and other applied areas. KEY FEATURES  Provides basic concepts in an easy-to-understand style.  Presents the subject in a natural way.  Follows a coordinate-free approach.  Includes a large number of solved examples and illuminating illustrations.  Gives notes and remarks at appropriate places.

Applicable Differential Geometry

Author: Mike Crampin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521231906
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Mathematics

An introduction to geometrical topics used in applied mathematics and theoretical physics.

Applied Differential Geometry

Author: William L. Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521269296
Release Date: 1985-05-31
Genre: Mathematics

This is a self-contained introductory textbook on the calculus of differential forms and modern differential geometry. The intended audience is physicists, so the author emphasises applications and geometrical reasoning in order to give results and concepts a precise but intuitive meaning without getting bogged down in analysis. The large number of diagrams helps elucidate the fundamental ideas. Mathematical topics covered include differentiable manifolds, differential forms and twisted forms, the Hodge star operator, exterior differential systems and symplectic geometry. All of the mathematics is motivated and illustrated by useful physical examples.

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.

Mechanics in Differential Geometry

Author: Yves Talpaert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9067644579
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mathematics

This course and reference book is autonomous and is based on differential geometry in a practical way with symplectic geometry as a tool. Didactic comparisons, diagrams, exercises highlight modern mechanics. Principles, canonical forms, perturbations, stability, qualitative dynamics, and more precede an original Fourier transforms method.

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.

Topics in Modern Differential Geometry

Author: Stefan Haesen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462392403
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre: Mathematics

A variety of introductory articles is provided on a wide range of topics, including variational problems on curves and surfaces with anisotropic curvature. Experts in the fields of Riemannian, Lorentzian and contact geometry present state-of-the-art reviews of their topics. The contributions are written on a graduate level and contain extended bibliographies. The ten chapters are the result of various doctoral courses which were held in 2009 and 2010 at universities in Leuven, Serbia, Romania and Spain.