Differential Geometry for Physicists and Mathematicians

Author: José G Vargas
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814566411
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a book that the author wishes had been available to him when he was student. It reflects his interest in knowing (like expert mathematicians) the most relevant mathematics for theoretical physics, but in the style of physicists. This means that one is not facing the study of a collection of definitions, remarks, theorems, corollaries, lemmas, etc. but a narrative — almost like a story being told — that does not impede sophistication and deep results. It covers differential geometry far beyond what general relativists perceive they need to know. And it introduces readers to other areas of mathematics that are of interest to physicists and mathematicians, but are largely overlooked. Among these is Clifford Algebra and its uses in conjunction with differential forms and moving frames. It opens new research vistas that expand the subject matter. In an appendix on the classical theory of curves and surfaces, the author slashes not only the main proofs of the traditional approach, which uses vector calculus, but even existing treatments that also use differential forms for the same purpose. Contents:Introduction:OrientationsTools:Differential FormsVector Spaces and Tensor ProductsExterior DifferentiationTwo Klein Geometries:Affine Klein GeometryEuclidean Klein GeometryCartan Connections:Generalized Geometry Made SimpleAffine ConnectionsEuclidean ConnectionsRiemannian Spaces and Pseudo-SpacesThe Future?:Extensions of CartanUnderstand the Past to Imagine the FutureA Book of Farewells Readership: Physicists and mathematicians working on differential geometry. Keywords:Differential Geometry;Differential Forms;Moving Frames;Exterior CalculusKey Features:Reader FriendlyNaturalnessRespect for the history of the subject and related incisiveness

Differential Geometry for Physicists and Mathematicians

Author: José G. Vargas
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814566391
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I. Introduction. 1. Orientations -- II. Tools. 2. Differential forms -- 3. Vector spaces and tensor products -- 4. Exterior differentiation -- III. Two Klein geometries. 5. Affine Klein geometry -- 6. Euclidean Klein geometry -- IV. Cartan connections. 7. Generalized geometry made simple -- 8. Affine connections -- 9. Euclidean connections -- 10. Riemannian spaces and pseudo-spaces -- V. The future? 11. Extensions of Cartan -- 12. Understand the past to imagine the future -- 13. A book of farewells

Differential Forms for Cartan Klein Geometry

Author: Jose G. Vargas
Publisher: Abramis
ISBN: 9781845495299
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book lets readers understand differential geometry with differential forms. It is unique in providing detailed treatments of topics not normally found elsewhere, like the programs of B. Riemann and F. Klein in the second half of the 19th century, and their being superseded by E. Cartan in the twentieth. Several conservation laws are presented in a unified way. The Einstein 3-form rather than the Einstein tensor is emphasized; their relationship is shown. Examples are chosen for their pedagogic value. Numerous advanced comments are sprinkled throughout the text. The equations of structure are addressed in different ways. First, in affine and Euclidean spaces, where torsion and curvature simply happen to be zero. In a second approach, the 2-torus and the punctured plane and 2-sphere are endowed with the "Columbus connection," torsion becoming a concept which could have been understood even by sailors of the 15th century. Those equations are then presented as the breaking of integrability conditions for connection equations. Finally, a topological definition brings together the concepts of connection and equations of structure. These options should meet the needs and learning objectives of readers with very different backgrounds. Dr Howard E Brandt

Calabi Yau Manifolds and Related Geometries

Author: Mark Gross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642190049
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is an introduction to a very active field of research, on the boundary between mathematics and physics. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in geometry and string theory. Proofs or sketches are given for many important results. From the reviews: "An excellent introduction to current research in the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds, hyper-Kähler manifolds, exceptional holonomy and mirror symmetry....This is an excellent and useful book." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

Physics Geometry and Topology

Author: H.C. Lee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461538025
Format: PDF
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The Banff NATO Summer School was held August 14-25, 1989 at the Banff Cen tre, Banff, Albert, Canada. It was a combination of two venues: a summer school in the annual series of Summer School in Theoretical Physics spon sored by the Theoretical Physics Division, Canadian Association of Physi cists, and a NATO Advanced Study Institute. The Organizing Committee for the present school was composed of G. Kunstatter (University of Winnipeg), H.C. Lee (Chalk River Laboratories and University of Western Ontario), R. Kobes (University of Winnipeg), D.l. Toms (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne) and Y.S. Wu (University of Utah). Thanks to the group of lecturers (see Contents) and the timeliness of the courses given, the school, entitled PHYSICS, GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY, was popular from the very outset. The number of applications outstripped the 90 places of accommodation reserved at the Banff Centre soon after the school was announced. As the eventual total number of participants was increased to 170, it was still necessary to tum away many deserving applicants. In accordance with the spirit of the school, the geometrical and topologi cal properties in each of the wide ranging topics covered by the lectures were emphasized. A recurring theme in a number of the lectures is the Yang-Baxter relation which characterizes a very large class of integrable systems including: many state models, two-dimensional conformal field theory, quantum field theory and quantum gravity in 2 + I dimensions.

Manifolds Tensors and Forms

Author: Paul Renteln
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107042194
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Comprehensive treatment of the essentials of modern differential geometry and topology for graduate students in mathematics and the physical sciences.

Differential Forms in Electromagnetics

Author: Ismo V. Lindell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471648017
Format: PDF
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This work lowers the step from Gibbsian analysis to differential forms as much as possible by simplifying the notation and adding memory aids. This allows Dr Lindell to treat problems of general linear electromagnetic media of engineering interest instead of only simple vacuum problems.

Analysis On Manifolds

Author: James R. Munkres
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429973772
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A readable introduction to the subject of calculus on arbitrary surfaces or manifolds. Accessible to readers with knowledge of basic calculus and linear algebra. Sections include series of problems to reinforce concepts.

An Introductory Course on Differentiable Manifolds

Author: Siavash Shahshahani
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486820823
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Based on author Siavash Shahshahani's extensive teaching experience, this volume presents a thorough, rigorous course on the theory of differentiable manifolds. Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics, the treatment's prerequisites include a strong background in undergraduate mathematics, including multivariable calculus, linear algebra, elementary abstract algebra, and point set topology. More than 200 exercises offer students ample opportunity to gauge their skills and gain additional insights. The four-part treatment begins with a single chapter devoted to the tensor algebra of linear spaces and their mappings. Part II brings in neighboring points to explore integrating vector fields, Lie bracket, exterior derivative, and Lie derivative. Part III, involving manifolds and vector bundles, develops the main body of the course. The final chapter provides a glimpse into geometric structures by introducing connections on the tangent bundle as a tool to implant the second derivative and the derivative of vector fields on the base manifold. Relevant historical and philosophical asides enhance the mathematical text, and helpful Appendixes offer supplementary material.