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This book shows how the ADE Coxeter graphs unify at least 20 different types of mathematical structures. These mathematical structures are of great utility in unified field theory, string theory, and other areas of physics.
The book introduces Chinese culture to readers of English, using poetry from the various periods rendered into English verse to bring back to life past Chinese society as it developed from about 1000 B.C to the form we see today. With China’s increasing importance on the world stage today, many readers, no doubt, would want to learn more about its ancient culture. However, to learn about a culture from its history alone, especially one as long as that of China, is time-consuming and requires a historian’s expert skill.
Nato dall’esperienza dell’autore nell’insegnamento della topologia agli studenti del corso di Laurea in Matematica, questo libro contiene le nozioni fondamentali di topologia generale ed una introduzione alla topologia algebrica. La scelta degli argomenti, il loro ordine di presentazione e, soprattutto, il tipo di esposizione tiene conto delle tendenze attuali nell’insegnamento della topologia e delle novita nella struttura dei corsi di Laurea scientifici conseguenti all’introduzione del sistema 3+2.
Authors: Fomenko, Anatoly, Fuchs, DmitryUpdates a popular textbook from the golden era of the Moscow school of I. M. GelfandPresents material concisely but rigorouslyIlluminates the subject matter with a range of technical and artistic illustrations, along with a wealth of examples and computations meant to provide a treatment of the topic that is both deep and broadContains an entirely new chapter on K-theory and the Riemann-Roch theoremThis textbook on algebraic topology updates a popular textbook from the golden era of the Moscow school of I.
Since its introduction by Friedhelm Waldhausen in the 1970s, the algebraic K-theory of spaces has been recognized as the main tool for studying parametrized phenomena in the theory of manifolds. However, a full proof of the equivalence relating the two areas has not appeared until now. This book presents such a proof, essentially completing Waldhausen’s program from more than thirty years ago.The main result is a stable parametrized h-cobordism theorem, derived from a homotopy equivalence between a space of PL h-cobordisms on a space X and the classifying space of a category of simple maps of spaces having X as deformation retract.
In recent years scholars from a variety of branches of mathematics have made several significant developments in the theory of group actions. Groups of Circle Diffeomorphisms systematically explores group actions on the simplest closed manifold, the circle. As the group of circle diffeomorphisms is an important subject in modern mathematics, this book will be of interest to those doing research in group theory, dynamical systems, low dimensional geometry and topology, and foliation theory. The book is mostly self-contained and also includes numerous complementary exercises, making it an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students.
Authors: Tkachuk, Vladimir V.Contains a wide variety of top-notch methods and results of Cp-theory and general topology presented with detailed proofsPresents and classifies 100 open problems in Cp-theory explaining their relationship with previous researchIntroduces the reader to the theories of u-equivalent spaces and l-equivalent spacesAbout this TextbookThis fourth volume in Vladimir Tkachuk’s series on Cp-theory gives reasonably complete coverage of the theory of functional equivalencies through 500 carefully selected problems and exercises.
Translated from the popular French edition, the goal of the book is to provide a self-contained introduction to mean topological dimension, an invariant of dynamical systems introduced in 1999 by Misha Gromov. The book examines how this invariant was successfully used by Elon Lindenstrauss and Benjamin Weiss to answer a long-standing open question about embeddings of minimal dynamical systems into shifts.A large number of revisions and additions have been made to the original text. Chapter 5 contains an entirely new section devoted to the Sorgenfrey line.
The aim of this handbook is to create, for the first time, a systematic account of the field of spatial logic. The book comprises a general introduction, followed by fourteen chapters by invited authors. Each chapter provides a self-contained overview of its topic, describing the principal results obtained to date, explaining the methods used to obtain them, and listing the most important open problems. Jointly, these contributions constitute a comprehensive survey of this rapidly expanding subject.
The talks given at the Arolla Conference on Algebraic Topology covered a broad spectrum of current research in homotopy theory, offering participants the possibility to sample and relish selected morsels of homotopy theory, much as a participant in a wine tasting partakes of a variety of fine wines. True to the spirit of the conference, the proceedings included in this volume present a savory sampler of homotopical delicacies. Readers will find within these pages a compilation of articles describing current research in the area, including classical stable and unstable homotopy theory, configuration spaces, group cohomology, K-theory, localization, $p$-compact groups, and simplicial theory.
This volume contains the proceedings of the special session on Fixed Point Theory and Applications held during the Summer Meeting of the American Mathematical Society at the University of Toronto, August 21-26, 1982. The theory of contractors and contractor directions is developed and used to obtain the existence theory under rather weak conditions. Theorems on the existence of fixed points of nonexpansive mappings and the convergence of the sequence of iterates of nonexpansive and quasi-nonexpansive mappings are given.
This book lays the foundations of differential calculus in infinite dimensions and discusses those applications in infinite dimensional differential geometry and global analysis not involving Sobolev completions and fixed point theory.
The geometry of Hessian structures is a fascinating emerging field of research. It is in particular a very close relative of Kahlerian geometry, and connected with many important pure mathematical branches such as affine differential geometry, homogeneous spaces and cohomology.
There is a particular fascination when two apparently disjoint areas of mathematics turn out to have a meaningful connection to each other. The main goal of this book is to provide a largely self-contained, in-depth account of the linkage between nonassociative algebra and projective planes, with particular emphasis on octonion planes. There are several new results and many, if not most, of the proofs are new. The development should be accessible to most graduate students and should give them introductions to two areas which are often referenced but not often taught.O
Knot Theory, a lively exposition of the mathematics of knotting, will appeal to a diverse audience from the undergraduate seeking experience outside the traditional range of studies to mathematicians wanting a leisurely introduction to the subject. Graduate students beginning a program of advanced study will find a worthwhile overview, and the reader will need no training beyond linear algebra to understand the mathematics presented. The interplay between topology and algebra, known as algebraic topology, arises early in the book, when tools from linear algebra and from basic group theory are introduced to study the properties of knots, including one of mathematics’ most beautiful topics, symmetry.
This book introduces the study of knots, providing insights into recent applications in DNA research and graph theory. It sets forth fundamental facts such as knot diagrams, braid representations, Seifert surfaces, tangles, and Alexander polynomials. It also covers more recent developments and special topics, such as chord diagrams and covering spaces.The author avoids advanced mathematical terminology and intricate techniques in algebraic topology and group theory. Numerous diagrams and exercises help readers understand and apply the theory.
This volume contains 13 papers from the conference on ‘Hilbert Schemes, Vector Bundles and Their Interplay with Representation Theory’. The papers are written by leading mathematicians in algebraic geometry and representation theory and present the latest developments in the field. Among other contributions, the volume includes several very impressive and elegant theorems in representation theory by R. Friedman and J. W. Morgan, convolution on homology groups of moduli spaces of sheaves on K3 surfaces by H.
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