Conformal Mapping


Author: Ludwig Bieberbach

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821821059

Category: Mathematics

Page: 234

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Translated from the fourth German edition by F. Steinhardt, with an expanded Bibliography.

Advanced Mathematics for Applications


Author: Andrea Prosperetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492683

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 1224

The partial differential equations that govern scalar and vector fields are the very language used to model a variety of phenomena in solid mechanics, fluid flow, acoustics, heat transfer, electromagnetism and many others. A knowledge of the main equations and of the methods for analyzing them is therefore essential to every working physical scientist and engineer. Andrea Prosperetti draws on many years' research experience to produce a guide to a wide variety of methods, ranging from classical Fourier-type series through to the theory of distributions and basic functional analysis. Theorems are stated precisely and their meaning explained, though proofs are mostly only sketched, with comments and examples being given more prominence. The book structure does not require sequential reading: each chapter is self-contained and users can fashion their own path through the material. Topics are first introduced in the context of applications, and later complemented by a more thorough presentation.

Complex Analysis

The Geometric Viewpoint


Author: Steven George Krantz

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883850350

Category: Mathematics

Page: 219

View: 7955

In this second edition of a Carus Monograph Classic, Steven G. Krantz, a leading worker in complex analysis and a winner of the Chauvenet Prize for outstanding mathematical exposition, develops material on classical non-Euclidean geometry. He shows how it can be developed in a natural way from the invariant geometry of the complex disk. He also introduces the Bergmann kernel and metric and provides profound applications, some of which have never appeared in print before. In general, the new edition represents a considerable polishing and re-thinking of the original successful volume. A minimum of geometric formalism is used to gain a maximum of geometric and analytic insight. The climax of the book is an introduction to several complex variables from the geometric viewpoint. Poincar's theorem, that the ball and bidisc are biholomorphically inequivalent, is discussed and proved.

An Introduction to the Theory of Higher-Dimensional Quasiconformal Mappings


Author: Frederick W. Gehring,Gaven J. Martin,Bruce P. Palka

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821843605

Category: Conformal mapping

Page: 116

View: 8332

This book offers a modern, up-to-date introduction to quasiconformal mappings from an explicitly geometric perspective, emphasizing both the extensive developments in mapping theory during the past few decades and the remarkable applications of geometric function theory to other fields, including dynamical systems, Kleinian groups, geometric topology, differential geometry, and geometric group theory. It is a careful and detailed introduction to the higher-dimensional theory of quasiconformal mappings from the geometric viewpoint, based primarily on the technique of the conformal modulus of a curve family. Notably, the final chapter describes the application of quasiconformal mapping theory to Mostow's celebrated rigidity theorem in its original context with all the necessary background. This book will be suitable as a textbook for graduate students and researchers interested in beginning to work on mapping theory problems or learning the basics of the geometric approach to quasiconformal mappings. Only a basic background in multidimensional real analysis is assumed.

Conformal Dimension

Theory and Application


Author: John M. Mackay,Jeremy T. Tyson

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852299

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 3891

Conformal dimension measures the extent to which the Hausdorff dimension of a metric space can be lowered by quasisymmetric deformations. Introduced by Pansu in 1989, this concept has proved extremely fruitful in a diverse range of areas, including geometric function theory, conformal dynamics, and geometric group theory. This survey leads the reader from the definitions and basic theory through to active research applications in geometric function theory, Gromov hyperbolic geometry, and the dynamics of rational maps, amongst other areas. It reviews the theory of dimension in metric spaces and of deformations of metric spaces. It summarizes the basic tools for estimating conformal dimension and illustrates their application to concrete problems of independent interest. Numerous examples and proofs and provided. Working from basic definitions through to current research areas, this book can be used as a guide for graduate students interested in this field, or as a helpful survey for experts. Background needed for a potential reader of the book consists of a working knowledge of real and complex analysis on the level of first-and second-year graduate courses.

Gesammelte Abhandlungen


Author: Oswald Teichmüller,Lars Valerian Ahlfors,Frederick W. Gehring

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 751

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Differentialgeometrie, Topologie und Physik


Author: Mikio Nakahara

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662453002

Category: Science

Page: 597

View: 887

Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

Introduction to Complex Analysis


Author: Rolf Herman Nevanlinna,Veikko Paatero

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821843994

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

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It really is a gem, both in terms of its table of contents and the level of discussion. The exercises also look very good. --Clifford Earle, Cornell University This book has a soul and has passion. --William Abikoff, University of Connecticut This classic book gives an excellent presentation of topics usually treated in a complex analysis course, starting with basic notions (rational functions, linear transformations, analytic function), and culminating in the discussion of conformal mappings, including the Riemann mapping theorem and the Picard theorem. The two quotes above confirm that the book can be successfully used as a text for a class or for self-study.

Analytic Function Theory


Author: Einar Hille

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821829141

Category: Analytic functions

Page: 496

View: 7095

This famous work is a textbook that emphasizes the conceptual and historical continuity of analytic function theory. The second volume broadens from a textbook to a textbook-treatise, covering the ``canonical'' topics (including elliptic functions, entire and meromorphic functions, as well as conformal mapping, etc.) and other topics nearer the expanding frontier of analytic function theory. In the latter category are the chapters on majorization and on functions holomorphic in a half-plane.

Gesammelte mathematische Abhandlungen


Author: Hermann Amandus Schwarz

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780828402606

Category: Mathematics

Page: 708

View: 5207

This is the second edition of the collected papers of an important mathematician. His most notable work was in minimal surfaces and conformal mapping (the Schwarz inequality, the Schwarz-Christoffel mapping of a linear polygon, etc.). The text is in German.

Conformal Invariants

Topics in Geometric Function Theory


Author: Lars Valerian Ahlfors

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852701

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 3623

Most conformal invariants can be described in terms of extremal properties. Conformal invariants and extremal problems are therefore intimately linked and form together the central theme of this classic book which is primarily intended for students with approximately a year's background in complex variable theory. The book emphasizes the geometric approach as well as classical and semi-classical results which Lars Ahlfors felt every student of complex analysis should know before embarking on independent research. At the time of the book's original appearance, much of this material had never appeared in book form, particularly the discussion of the theory of extremal length. Schiffer's variational method also receives special attention, and a proof of $\vert a_4\vert \leq 4$ is included which was new at the time of publication. The last two chapters give an introduction to Riemann surfaces, with topological and analytical background supplied to support a proof of the uniformization theorem. Included in this new reprint is a Foreword by Peter Duren, F. W. Gehring, and Brad Osgood, as well as an extensive errata. ... encompasses a wealth of material in a mere one hundred and fifty-one pages. Its purpose is to present an exposition of selected topics in the geometric theory of functions of one complex variable, which in the author's opinion should be known by all prospective workers in complex analysis. From a methodological point of view the approach of the book is dominated by the notion of conformal invariant and concomitantly by extremal considerations. ... It is a splendid offering. --Reviewed for Math Reviews by M. H. Heins in 1975

The Logarithmic Potential and Other Monographs


Author: Griffith Conrad Evans,Gilbert Ames Bliss,Edward Kasner

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780828403054

Category: Mathematics

Page: 117

View: 878

The volume contains the following monographs: The Logarithmic Potential by Evans Fundamental Existence Theorems by Bliss Differential-Geometric Aspects of Dynamics by Kasner All three monographs were originally published by the AMS and are now available in this single volume from AMS Chelsea Publishing.

On the Difference Quotient Operator


Author: Nicholas Anthony Martin

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International


Category: Operator theory

Page: 138

View: 5948

Automorphic Functions


Author: Lester R. Ford

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821837412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

View: 5202

Lester Ford's book was the first treatise in English on automorphic functions. At the time of its publication (1929), it was welcomed for its elegant treatment of groups of linear transformations and for the remarkably clear and explicit exposition throughout the book. Ford's extraordinary talent for writing has been memorialized in the prestigious award that bears his name. The book, in the meantime, has become a recognized classic. Ford's approach is primarily through analytic function theory. The first part of the book covers groups of linear transformations, especially Fuchsian groups, fundamental domains, and functions that are invariant under the groups, including the classical elliptic modular functions and Poincare theta series. The second part of the book covers conformal mappings, uniformization, and connections between automorphic functions and differential equations with regular singular points, such as the hypergeometric equation.

Theorie und Anwendung der unendlichen Reihen


Author: Konrad Knopp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540591115

Category: Mathematics

Page: 584

View: 3662

Als dieses Buch zum ersten Mal erschien (als Band 2 der neugegründeten Grundlehren), lobte man einhellig die Anlage und den Stil des Bandes. Selten nur blieb ein Buch über sechs Jahrzehnte hinweg wegen seiner hervorragenden Didaktik und seiner anregenden Formulierungen so gefragt. In dieser neuen Auflage beschreibt Wolfgang Walter, der Knopp noch persönlich kannte, die Wirkungsgeschichte und Bedeutung von Knopps klassischer Einführung in die Theorie und Anwendung der unendlichen Reihen.