Compactifications of Symmetric Spaces

Author: Yves Guivarc'h
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461224527
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The concept of symmetric space is of central importance in many branches of mathematics. Compactifications of these spaces have been studied from the points of view of representation theory, geometry, and random walks. This work is devoted to the study of the interrelationships among these various compactifications and, in particular, focuses on the martin compactifications. It is the first exposition to treat compactifications of symmetric spaces systematically and to uniformized the various points of view. The work is largely self-contained, with comprehensive references to the literature. It is an excellent resource for both researchers and graduate students.

Lie Theory

Author: Jean-Philippe Anker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 081764430X
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* Focuses on two fundamental questions related to semisimple Lie groups: the geometry of Riemannian symmetric spaces and their compactifications, and branching laws for unitary representations * Wide applications of compactification techniques * Concrete examples and relevant exercises engage the reader * Knowledge of basic representation theory of Lie groups, semisimple Lie groups and symmetric spaces is required

Compactifications of Symmetric and Locally Symmetric Spaces

Author: Armand Borel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817644660
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Introduces uniform constructions of most of the known compactifications of symmetric and locally symmetric spaces, with emphasis on their geometric and topological structures Relatively self-contained reference aimed at graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the applications of Lie theory and representation theory to analysis, number theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic topology

Lie Theory

Author: Jean-Philippe Anker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817633738
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"Lie Theory," a set of three independent, self-contained volumes, features surveys and original work by well-established researchers in key areas of semisimple Lie groups. A wide range of topics is covered, including unitary representation theory and harmonic analysis. "Lie Theory: Lie Algebras and Representations" contains J. C. Jantzen's "Nilpotent Orbits in Representation Theory," and K.-H. Neeb's "Infinite Dimensional Groups and their Representations." Both papers are comprehensive treatments of the relevant geometry of orbits in Lie algebras, or their duals, and the correspondence to representations. Ideal for graduate students and researchers, each volume of "Lie Theory" provides a broad, clearly focused examination of semisimple Lie groups and their integral importance to research in many branches of mathematics.

Cohomological Methods in Homotopy Theory

Author: Jaume Aguade
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764365882
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This book contains a collection of articles summarizing the state of knowledge in a large portion of modern homotopy theory. A call for articles was made on the occasion of an emphasis semester organized by the Centre de Recerca Matemà tica in Bellaterra (Barcelona) in 1998. The main topics treated in the book include abstract features of stable and unstable homotopy, homotopical localizations, p-compact groups, H-spaces, classifying spaces for proper actions, cohomology of discrete groups, K-theory and other generalized cohomology theories, configuration spaces, and Lusternik-Schnirelmann category.The book is addressed to all mathematicians interested in homotopy theory and in geometric aspects of group theory. New research directions in topology are highlighted. Moreover, this informative and educational book serves as a welcome reference for many new results and recent methods.

Stratified Morse Theory

Author: Mark Goresky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642717144
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Due to the lack of proper bibliographical sources stratification theory seems to be a "mysterious" subject in contemporary mathematics. This book contains a complete and elementary survey - including an extended bibliography - on stratification theory, including its historical development. Some further important topics in the book are: Morse theory, singularities, transversality theory, complex analytic varieties, Lefschetz theorems, connectivity theorems, intersection homology, complements of affine subspaces and combinatorics. The book is designed for all interested students or professionals in this area.