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Riemann Topology And Physics

Author : Michael Monastyrsky
ISBN : 9781489935144
Genre : Mathematics
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Soviet citizens can buy Monastyrsky's biography of Riemann for eleven kopeks. This translated edition will cost considerably more, but it is still good value for the money. And we get Monastyrsky's monograph on topological methods in the bargain. It was a good idea of Birkhiiuser Boston to publish the two translations in one volume. The economics of publishing in a capitalist country make it impossible for us to produce the small cheap paperback booklets, low in quality of paper and high in quality of scholarship, at which the Soviet publishing industry excels. Monastyrsky's two booklets are out standing examples of the genre. By putting them together, Birkhiiuser has enabled them to fit into the Western book-marketing system. The two booklets were written separately and each is complete in itself, but they complement each other beautifully. The Riemann biography is short and terse, like Riemann's own writings. It describes in few words and fewer equations the revolutionary ideas which Riemann brought into mathematics and physics a hundred and twenty years ago. The topological methods booklet describes how some of these same ideas, after lying dormant for a century, found new and fruitful applications in the physics of our own time.

Bernhard Riemann 1826 1866

Author : Detlef Laugwitz
ISBN : 9780817647773
Genre : Mathematics
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The name of Bernard Riemann is well known to mathematicians and physicists around the world. His name is indelibly stamped on the literature of mathematics and physics. This remarkable work, rich in insight and scholarship, is addressed to mathematicians, physicists, and philosophers interested in mathematics. It seeks to draw those readers closer to the underlying ideas of Riemann’s work and to the development of them in their historical context. This illuminating English-language version of the original German edition will be an important contribution to the literature of the history of mathematics.

Quantum Field Theory Iii Gauge Theory

Author : Eberhard Zeidler
ISBN : 9783642224218
Genre : Mathematics
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In this third volume of his modern introduction to quantum field theory, Eberhard Zeidler examines the mathematical and physical aspects of gauge theory as a principle tool for describing the four fundamental forces which act in the universe: gravitative, electromagnetic, weak interaction and strong interaction. Volume III concentrates on the classical aspects of gauge theory, describing the four fundamental forces by the curvature of appropriate fiber bundles. This must be supplemented by the crucial, but elusive quantization procedure. The book is arranged in four sections, devoted to realizing the universal principle force equals curvature: Part I: The Euclidean Manifold as a Paradigm Part II: Ariadne's Thread in Gauge Theory Part III: Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Part IV: Ariadne's Thread in Cohomology For students of mathematics the book is designed to demonstrate that detailed knowledge of the physical background helps to reveal interesting interrelationships among diverse mathematical topics. Physics students will be exposed to a fairly advanced mathematics, beyond the level covered in the typical physics curriculum. Quantum Field Theory builds a bridge between mathematicians and physicists, based on challenging questions about the fundamental forces in the universe (macrocosmos), and in the world of elementary particles (microcosmos).

Metric Structures For Riemannian And Non Riemannian Spaces

Author : Mikhail Gromov
ISBN : 9780817645830
Genre : Mathematics
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This book is an English translation of the famous "Green Book" by Lafontaine and Pansu (1979). It has been enriched and expanded with new material to reflect recent progress. Additionally, four appendices, by Gromov on Levy's inequality, by Pansu on "quasiconvex" domains, by Katz on systoles of Riemannian manifolds, and by Semmes overviewing analysis on metric spaces with measures, as well as an extensive bibliography and index round out this unique and beautiful book.

Advanced Calculus

Author : Harold M. Edwards
ISBN : 9781461202714
Genre : Mathematics
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This book is a high-level introduction to vector calculus based solidly on differential forms. Informal but sophisticated, it is geometrically and physically intuitive yet mathematically rigorous. It offers remarkably diverse applications, physical and mathematical, and provides a firm foundation for further studies.

On The Hypotheses Which Lie At The Bases Of Geometry

Author : Bernhard Riemann
ISBN : 9783319260426
Genre : Mathematics
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This book presents William Clifford’s English translation of Bernhard Riemann’s classic text together with detailed mathematical, historical and philosophical commentary. The basic concepts and ideas, as well as their mathematical background, are provided, putting Riemann’s reasoning into the more general and systematic perspective achieved by later mathematicians and physicists (including Helmholtz, Ricci, Weyl, and Einstein) on the basis of his seminal ideas. Following a historical introduction that positions Riemann’s work in the context of his times, the history of the concept of space in philosophy, physics and mathematics is systematically presented. A subsequent chapter on the reception and influence of the text accompanies the reader from Riemann’s times to contemporary research. Not only mathematicians and historians of the mathematical sciences, but also readers from other disciplines or those with an interest in physics or philosophy will find this work both appealing and insightful.

Topology In Molecular Biology

Author : Michael I. Monastyrsky
ISBN : 3540234071
Genre : Science
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From Riemann To Differential Geometry And Relativity

Author : Lizhen Ji
ISBN : 9783319600390
Genre : Mathematics
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This book explores the work of Bernhard Riemann and its impact on mathematics, philosophy and physics. It features contributions from a range of fields, historical expositions, and selected research articles that were motivated by Riemann’s ideas and demonstrate their timelessness. The editors are convinced of the tremendous value of going into Riemann’s work in depth, investigating his original ideas, integrating them into a broader perspective, and establishing ties with modern science and philosophy. Accordingly, the contributors to this volume are mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and historians of science. The book offers a unique resource for students and researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics and philosophy, historians of science, and more generally to a wide range of readers interested in the history of ideas.

Complex Analysis

Author : Jerry R. Muir
ISBN : 9781118705223
Genre : Mathematics
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This book concisely addresses the classical results of the field, emphasizes the beauty, power, and counterintuitive nature of the subject, and moves the notion of power series front and center, giving readers a primary tool to deal with problems from modern function theory. Uniquely defines analyticity in terms of power series (as opposed to differentiability), making power series a central concept and tool to solve problems Features many “counterintuitive” concepts as a learning tool, such as addressing Liouville's Theorem, the factorization of analytic function, the Open Mapping Theorem, and the Maximum Principle in quick succession early on in the book in an attempt to prepare readers for the development of the Cauchy integral theory Classroom tested for 10+ years by the author at the University of Scranton as well as colleagues at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Adams State College Presents sequences and series early on, distinguishes complex analysis from real analysis and calculus, and emphasizes geometry when analyzing complex functions Contains appendices for basic notation of sets and functions as well as necessary topics from advanced calculus, such as Leibnitz's Rule and Fubini's Theorem An Instructor's Manual containing all solutions is available via request to the Publisher. Written with a reader-friendly approach and provides a wide range of exercises and numerous figures throughout, allowing readers to gain intuition for solving problems.

Geometry And Spectra Of Compact Riemann Surfaces

Author : Peter Buser
ISBN : 0817649921
Genre : Mathematics
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This monograph is a self-contained introduction to the geometry of Riemann Surfaces of constant curvature –1 and their length and eigenvalue spectra. It focuses on two subjects: the geometric theory of compact Riemann surfaces of genus greater than one, and the relationship of the Laplace operator with the geometry of such surfaces. Research workers and graduate students interested in compact Riemann surfaces will find here a number of useful tools and insights to apply to their investigations.

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