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Introduction to Modern Finsler Geometry (Hardcover) (Yi-bing Shen & Zhongmin Shen)

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Yi-Bing Shen and Zhongmin Shen present a textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students on a type of geometry that does not require quadratics. The concept was noted by Riemann as early as 1854, they say, but lay dormant until 1918, when P. Finsler studied the geometry of curves and surfaces in the general case. They cover differentiable manifolds, Finsler metrics, connections and curvatures, S-curvature, Riemann curvature, projective changes, comparison theorems, fundamental groups of Finsler manifolds, minimal immersions and harmonic maps, Einstein metrics, and miscellaneous topics. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 393
Genre: Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Geometry / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Author: Yi-bing Shen & Zhongmin Shen
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2016
TCIN: 51280554
UPC: 9789814704908
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4286
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