• Mathematics

Geometric Asymptotics

Author: Victor Guillemin,Shlomo Sternberg
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821816330
Category: Mathematics
Page: 480
View: 962
Symplectic geometry and the theory of Fourier integral operators are modern manifestations of themes that have occupied a central position in mathematical thought for the past three hundred years - the relations between the wave and the corpuscular theories of light. The purpose of this book is to develop these themes, and present some of the recent advances, using the language of differential geometry as a unifying influence.

    • Science

Singular Limits of Dispersive Waves

Author: N.M. Ercolani,I.R. Gabitov,C.D. Levermore,D. Serre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461524741
Category: Science
Page: 369
View: 4207
Proceedings of a NATO ARW and of a Chaos, Order, and Patterns Panel sponsored workshop held in Lyons, France, July 8-12, 1991

Differential Geometric Methods In Theoretical Physics - Proceedings Of The Xx International Conference (In 2 Volumes)

Author: Catto Sultan,Rocha Alvany
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814555509
Page: 1224
View: 1178
This proceedings reports on some of the most recent advances on the interaction between Differential Geometry and Theoretical Physics, a very active and exciting area of contemporary research. The papers are grouped into the following four broad categories: Geometric Methods, Noncommutative Geometry, Quantum Gravity and Topological Quantum Field Theory. A few of the topics covered are Chern-Simons Theory and Generalizations, Knot Invariants, Models of 2D Gravity, Quantum Groups and Strings on Black Holes.

    • Geometric analysis

Geometric Analysis

Author: Hubert L. Bray,Greg Galloway,Rafe Mazzeo,Natasa Sesum
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 1470423138
Category: Geometric analysis
Page: 456
View: 464
This volume includes expanded versions of the lectures delivered in the Graduate Minicourse portion of the 2013 Park City Mathematics Institute session on Geometric Analysis. The papers give excellent high-level introductions, suitable for graduate students wishing to enter the field and experienced researchers alike, to a range of the most important areas of geometric analysis. These include: the general issue of geometric evolution, with more detailed lectures on Ricci flow and Kähler-Ricci flow, new progress on the analytic aspects of the Willmore equation as well as an introduction to the recent proof of the Willmore conjecture and new directions in min-max theory for geometric variational problems, the current state of the art regarding minimal surfaces in R3, the role of critical metrics in Riemannian geometry, and the modern perspective on the study of eigenfunctions and eigenvalues for Laplace–Beltrami operators.

    • Mathematics

A Distributional Approach to Asymptotics

Theory and Applications
Author: Ricardo Estrada,Ram P. Kanwal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817641429
Category: Mathematics
Page: 454
View: 9039
"...The authors of this remarkable book are among the very few who have faced up to the challenge of explaining what an asymptotic expansion is, and of systematizing the handling of asymptotic series. The idea of using distributions is an original one, and we recommend that you read the book...[it] should be on your bookshelf if you are at all interested in knowing what an asymptotic series is." -"The Bulletin of Mathematics Books" (Review of the 1st edition) ** "...The book is a valuable one, one that many applied mathematicians may want to buy. The authors are undeniably experts in their field...most of the material has appeared in no other book." -"SIAM News" (Review of the 1st edition) This book is a modern introduction to asymptotic analysis intended not only for mathematicians, but for physicists, engineers, and graduate students as well. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, the text provides readers with a firm grasp of mathematical theory, and at the same time demonstrates applications in areas such as differential equations, quantum mechanics, noncommutative geometry, and number theory. Key features of this significantly expanded and revised second edition: * addition of a new chapter and many new sections * wide range of topics covered, including the Ces.ro behavior of distributions and their connections to asymptotic analysis, the study of time-domain asymptotics, and the use of series of Dirac delta functions to solve boundary value problems * novel approach detailing the interplay between underlying theories of asymptotic analysis and generalized functions * extensive examples and exercises at the end of each chapter * comprehensive bibliography and index This work is an excellent tool for the classroom and an invaluable self-study resource that will stimulate application of asymptotic

    • Mathematics

Random Graphs, Geometry and Asymptotic Structure

Author: Michael Krivelevich,Konstantinos Panagiotou,Mathew Penrose,Colin McDiarmid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316552942
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
View: 9700
The theory of random graphs is a vital part of the education of any researcher entering the fascinating world of combinatorics. However, due to their diverse nature, the geometric and structural aspects of the theory often remain an obscure part of the formative study of young combinatorialists and probabilists. Moreover, the theory itself, even in its most basic forms, is often considered too advanced to be part of undergraduate curricula, and those who are interested usually learn it mostly through self-study, covering a lot of its fundamentals but little of the more recent developments. This book provides a self-contained and concise introduction to recent developments and techniques for classical problems in the theory of random graphs. Moreover, it covers geometric and topological aspects of the theory and introduces the reader to the diversity and depth of the methods that have been devised in this context.

    • Science

Differential Geometry and Mathematical Physics

Part I. Manifolds, Lie Groups and Hamiltonian Systems
Author: Gerd Rudolph,Matthias Schmidt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400753454
Category: Science
Page: 762
View: 6342
Starting from an undergraduate level, this book systematically develops the basics of • Calculus on manifolds, vector bundles, vector fields and differential forms, • Lie groups and Lie group actions, • Linear symplectic algebra and symplectic geometry, • Hamiltonian systems, symmetries and reduction, integrable systems and Hamilton-Jacobi theory. The topics listed under the first item are relevant for virtually all areas of mathematical physics. The second and third items constitute the link between abstract calculus and the theory of Hamiltonian systems. The last item provides an introduction to various aspects of this theory, including Morse families, the Maslov class and caustics. The book guides the reader from elementary differential geometry to advanced topics in the theory of Hamiltonian systems with the aim of making current research literature accessible. The style is that of a mathematical textbook,with full proofs given in the text or as exercises. The material is illustrated by numerous detailed examples, some of which are taken up several times for demonstrating how the methods evolve and interact.

    • Mathematics

Geometrical Foundations of Asymptotic Inference

Author: Robert E. Kass,Paul W. Vos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118165977
Category: Mathematics
Page: 376
View: 8852
Differential geometry provides an aesthetically appealing and often revealing view of statistical inference. Beginning with an elementary treatment of one-parameter statistical models and ending with an overview of recent developments, this is the first book to provide an introduction to the subject that is largely accessible to readers not already familiar with differential geometry. It also gives a streamlined entry into the field to readers with richer mathematical backgrounds. Much space is devoted to curved exponential families, which are of interest not only because they may be studied geometrically but also because they are analytically convenient, so that results may be derived rigorously. In addition, several appendices provide useful mathematical material on basic concepts in differential geometry. Topics covered include the following: * Basic properties of curved exponential families * Elements of second-order, asymptotic theory * The Fisher-Efron-Amari theory of information loss and recovery * Jeffreys-Rao information-metric Riemannian geometry * Curvature measures of nonlinearity * Geometrically motivated diagnostics for exponential family regression * Geometrical theory of divergence functions * A classification of and introduction to additional work in the field

    • Mathematics

The Geometry and Physics of Knots

Author: Michael Francis Atiyah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521395540
Category: Mathematics
Page: 78
View: 352
Deals with an area of research that lies at the crossroads of mathematics and physics. The material presented here rests primarily on the pioneering work of Vaughan Jones and Edward Witten relating polynomial invariants of knots to a topological quantum field theory in 2+1 dimensions. Professor Atiyah presents an introduction to Witten's ideas from the mathematical point of view. The book will be essential reading for all geometers and gauge theorists as an exposition of new and interesting ideas in a rapidly developing area.

    • Functional analysis

Asymptotic Geometric Analysis, Part I

Author: Shiri Artstein-Avidan, Apostolos Giannopoulos, Vitali D. Milman
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 1470421933
Category: Functional analysis
Page: 451
View: 8642
The authors present the theory of asymptotic geometric analysis, a field which lies on the border between geometry and functional analysis. In this field, isometric problems that are typical for geometry in low dimensions are substituted by an "isomorphic" point of view, and an asymptotic approach (as dimension tends to infinity) is introduced. Geometry and analysis meet here in a non-trivial way. Basic examples of geometric inequalities in isomorphic form which are encountered in the book are the "isomorphic isoperimetric inequalities" which led to the discovery of the "concentration phenomenon", one of the most powerful tools of the theory, responsible for many counterintuitive results. A central theme in this book is the interaction of randomness and pattern. At first glance, life in high dimension seems to mean the existence of multiple "possibilities", so one may expect an increase in the diversity and complexity as dimension increases. However, the concentration of measure and effects caused by convexity show that this diversity is compensated and order and patterns are created for arbitrary convex bodies in the mixture caused by high dimensionality. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers who want to learn about this exciting subject. Among the topics covered in the book are convexity, concentration phenomena, covering numbers, Dvoretzky-type theorems, volume distribution in convex bodies, and more.

    • Mathematics

Semiclassical Analysis

Author: Maciej Zworski
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821883208
Category: Mathematics
Page: 431
View: 5978
This book is an excellent, comprehensive introduction to semiclassical analysis. I believe it will become a standard reference for the subject. --Alejandro Uribe, University of Michigan Semiclassical analysis provides PDE techniques based on the classical-quantum (particle-wave) correspondence. These techniques include such well-known tools as geometric optics and the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation. Examples of problems studied in this subject are high energy eigenvalue asymptotics and effective dynamics for solutions of evolution equations. From the mathematical point of view, semiclassical analysis is a branch of microlocal analysis which, broadly speaking, applies harmonic analysis and symplectic geometry to the study of linear and nonlinear PDE. The book is intended to be a graduate level text introducing readers to semiclassical and microlocal methods in PDE. It is augmented in later chapters with many specialized advanced topics which provide a link to current research literature.

    • Mathematics

Asymptotic Geometric Analysis

Proceedings of the Fall 2010 Fields Institute Thematic Program
Author: Monika Ludwig,Vitali D. Milman,Vladimir Pestov,Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461464064
Category: Mathematics
Page: 395
View: 2934
Asymptotic Geometric Analysis is concerned with the geometric and linear properties of finite dimensional objects, normed spaces, and convex bodies, especially with the asymptotics of their various quantitative parameters as the dimension tends to infinity. The deep geometric, probabilistic, and combinatorial methods developed here are used outside the field in many areas of mathematics and mathematical sciences. The Fields Institute Thematic Program in the Fall of 2010 continued an established tradition of previous large-scale programs devoted to the same general research direction. The main directions of the program included: * Asymptotic theory of convexity and normed spaces * Concentration of measure and isoperimetric inequalities, optimal transportation approach * Applications of the concept of concentration * Connections with transformation groups and Ramsey theory * Geometrization of probability * Random matrices * Connection with asymptotic combinatorics and complexity theory These directions are represented in this volume and reflect the present state of this important area of research. It will be of benefit to researchers working in a wide range of mathematical sciences—in particular functional analysis, combinatorics, convex geometry, dynamical systems, operator algebras, and computer science.

    • Mathematics

Dynamical Systems IV

Symplectic Geometry and Its Applications
Author: V. I. Arnold (ed. lit),S.P. Novikov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540626350
Category: Mathematics
Page: 335
View: 3098
From the reviews of the first edition: "... In general the articles ... are well written in a style that enables one to grasp the ideas. The actual style is a readable mix of the important results, outlines of proofs and complete proofs when it does not take too long together with readable explanations of what is going on. Also very useful are the large lists of references which are important not only for their mathematical content but also because the references given also contain articles in the Soviet literature which may not be familiar or possibly accessible to readers." New Zealand Math. Soc. Newsletter 1991 "... Here ... a wealth of material is displayed for us, too much to even indicate in a review. ... Your reviewer was very impressed by the contents of both volumes (EMS 2 and 4), recommending them without any restriction. As far as he could judge, most presentations seem fairly complete..." Mededelingen van het Wiskundig genootshap 1992

    • Mathematics

Symplectic Techniques in Physics

Author: Victor Guillemin,Shlomo Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521389907
Category: Mathematics
Page: 468
View: 9165
Symplectic geometry is very useful for clearly and concisely formulating problems in classical physics and also for understanding the link between classical problems and their quantum counterparts. It is thus a subject of interest to both mathematicians and physicists, though they have approached the subject from different view points. This is the first book that attempts to reconcile these approaches. The authors use the uncluttered, coordinate-free approach to symplectic geometry and classical mechanics that has been developed by mathematicians over the course of the last thirty years, but at the same time apply the apparatus to a great number of concrete problems. In the first chapter, the authors provide an elementary introduction to symplectic geometry and explain the key concepts and results in a way accessible to physicists and mathematicians. The remainder of the book is devoted to the detailed analysis and study of the ideas discussed in Chapter 1. Some of the themes emphasized in the book include the pivotal role of completely integrable systems, the importance of symmetries, analogies between classical dynamics and optics, the importance of symplectic tools in classical variational theory, symplectic features of classical field theories, and the principle of general covariance. This work can be used as a textbook for graduate courses, but the depth of coverage and the wealth of information and application means that it will be of continuing interest to, and of lasting significance for mathematicians and mathematically minded physicists.

    • Mathematics

Asymptotics and extrapolation

Author: Guido Walz
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
ISBN: 9783055017322
Category: Mathematics
Page: 330
View: 7650

    • Mathematics

The Reidemeister Torsion of 3-Manifolds

Author: Liviu I. Nicolaescu
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311019810X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 263
View: 2320
This is a state-of-the-art introduction to the work of Franz Reidemeister, Meng Taubes, Turaev, and the author on the concept of torsion and its generalizations. Torsion is the oldest topological (but not with respect to homotopy) invariant that in its almost eight decades of existence has been at the center of many important and surprising discoveries. During the past decade, in the work of Vladimir Turaev, new points of view have emerged, which turned out to be the "right ones" as far as gauge theory is concerned. The book features mostly the new aspects of this venerable concept. The theoretical foundations of this subject are presented in a style accessible to those, who wish to learn and understand the main ideas of the theory. Particular emphasis is upon the many and rather diverse concrete examples and techniques which capture the subleties of the theory better than any abstract general result. Many of these examples and techniques never appeared in print before, and their choice is often justified by ongoing current research on the topology of surface singularities. The text is addressed to mathematicians with geometric interests who want to become comfortable users of this versatile invariant.

    • Mathematics


Author: Joel Spencer
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 1470409046
Category: Mathematics
Page: 189
View: 9501
Asymptotics in one form or another are part of the landscape for every mathematician. The objective of this book is to present the ideas of how to approach asymptotic problems that arise in discrete mathematics, analysis of algorithms, and number theory. A broad range of topics is covered, including distribution of prime integers, Erdős Magic, random graphs, Ramsey numbers, and asymptotic geometry. The author is a disciple of Paul Erdős, who taught him about Asymptopia. Primes less than , graphs with vertices, random walks of steps--Erdős was fascinated by the limiting behavior as the variables approached, but never reached, infinity. Asymptotics is very much an art. The various functions , , , , all have distinct personalities. Erdős knew these functions as personal friends. It is the author's hope that these insights may be passed on, that the reader may similarly feel which function has the right temperament for a given task. This book is aimed at strong undergraduates, though it is also suitable for particularly good high school students or for graduates wanting to learn some basic techniques. Asymptopia is a beautiful world. Enjoy!

    • Mathematics

Supersymmetry and Equivariant de Rham Theory

Author: Victor W Guillemin,Shlomo Sternberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662039923
Category: Mathematics
Page: 232
View: 4888
This book discusses the equivariant cohomology theory of differentiable manifolds. Although this subject has gained great popularity since the early 1980's, it has not before been the subject of a monograph. It covers almost all important aspects of the subject The authors are key authorities in this field.

    • Mathematics

Asymptotic Wave Theory

Author: Maurice Roseau
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444601910
Category: Mathematics
Page: 359
View: 4912
Asymptotic Wave Theory investigates the asymptotic behavior of wave representations and presents some typical results borrowed from hydrodynamics and elasticity theory. It describes techniques such as Fourier-Laplace transforms, operational calculus, special functions, and asymptotic methods. It also discusses applications to the wave equation, the elements of scattering matrix theory, problems related to the wave equation, and diffraction. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the Fourier-Laplace integral, the Mellin transform, and special functions such as the gamma function and the Bessel functions. It then considers wave propagation, with emphasis on representations of plane, cylindrical or spherical waves. It methodically introduces the reader to the reflexion and refraction of a plane wave at the interface between two homogeneous media, the asymptotic expansion of Hankel's functions in the neighborhood of the point at infinity, and the asymptotic behavior of the Laplace transform. The book also examines the method of steepest descent, the asymptotic representation of Hankel's function of large order, and the scattering matrix theory. The remaining chapters focus on problems of flow in open channels, the propagation of elastic waves within a layered spherical body, and some problems in water wave theory. This book is a valuable resource for mechanics and students of applied mathematics and mechanics.