Conformal Mapping

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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.

Conformal Mapping

Methods and Applications

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Author: Roland Schinzinger,Patricio A. A. Laura

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150747

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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This volume introduces the basic mathematical tools behind conformal mapping, describes advances in technique, and illustrates a broad range of applications. 1991 edition. Includes 247 figures and 38 tables.

Automorphic Functions

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Author: Lester R. Ford

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821837412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

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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.

Conformal Invariants

Topics in Geometric Function Theory

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Author: Lars Valerian Ahlfors

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852701

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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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

A Treatise on the Circle and the Sphere

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Author: Julian Lowell Coolidge

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821834886

Category: Mathematics

Page: 602

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Circles and spheres are central objects in geometry. Mappings that take circles to circles or spheres to spheres have special roles in metric and conformal geometry. An example of this is Lie's sphere geometry, whose group of transformations is precisely the conformal group. Coolidge's treatise looks at systems of circles and spheres and the geometry and groups associated to them. It was written (1916) at a time when Lie's enormous influence on the field was still widely felt. Today, there is a renewed interest in the geometry of special geometric configurations. Coolidge has examined many of the most intuitive: linear systems of circles, circles orthogonal to a given sphere, and so on. He also examines the differential and projective geometry of the space of all spheres in a given space. Through the simple vehicles of circles and spheres, Coolidge makes contact with diverse areas of mathematics: conformal transformations and analytic functions, projective and contact geometry, and Lie's theory of continuous groups, to name a few. The interested reader will be well rewarded by a study of this remarkable book.

Advanced Mathematics for Applications

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Author: Andrea Prosperetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492683

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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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.

Set Theory

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Author: Felix Hausdorff

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821838358

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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In the early twentieth century, Hausdorff developed an axiomatic approach to topology, which continues to be the foundation of modern topology. The present book, the English translation of the third edition of Hausdorff's Mengenlehre, is a thorough introduction to his theory of point-set topology. The treatment begins with topics in the foundations of mathematics, including the basics of abstract set theory, sums and products of sets, cardinal and ordinal numbers, and Hausdorff's well-ordering theorem. The exposition then specializes to point sets, where major topics such as Borel systems, first and second category, and connectedness are considered in detail. Next, mappings between spaces are introduced. This leads naturally to a discussion of topological spaces and continuous mappings between them. Finally, the theory is applied to the study of real functions and their properties. The book does not presuppose any mathematical knowledge beyond calculus, but it does require a certain maturity in abstract reasoning; qualified college seniors and first-year graduate students should have no difficulty in making the material their own.

Introduction to Complex Analysis

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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

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Author: Einar Hille

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821829141

Category: Analytic functions

Page: 496

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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.

Lectures on Quasiconformal Mappings

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Author: Lars Valerian Ahlfors

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821836447

Category: Mathematics

Page: 162

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Lars Ahlfors's Lectures on Quasiconformal Mappings, based on a course he gave at Harvard University in the spring term of 1964, was first published in 1966 and was soon recognized as the classic it was shortly destined to become. These lectures develop the theory of quasiconformal mappings from scratch, give a self-contained treatment of the Beltrami equation, and cover the basic properties of Teichmuller spaces, including the Bers embedding and the Teichmuller curve. It is remarkable how Ahlfors goes straight to the heart of the matter, presenting major results with a minimum set of prerequisites. Many graduate students and other mathematicians have learned the foundations of the theories of quasiconformal mappings and Teichmuller spaces from these lecture notes. This edition includes three new chapters. The first, written by Earle and Kra, describes further developments in the theory of Teichmuller spaces and provides many references to the vast literature on Teichmuller spaces and quasiconformal mappings. The second, by Shishikura, describes how quasiconformal mappings have revitalized the subject of complex dynamics. The third, by Hubbard, illustrates the role of these mappings in Thurston's theory of hyperbolic structures on 3-manifolds. Together, these three new chapters exhibit the continuing vitality and importance of the theory of quasiconformal mappings.

Divergent Series

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Author: Godfrey Harold Hardy

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821826492

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

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Review of the original edition: This is an inspiring textbook for students who know the theory of functions of real and complex variables and wish further knowledge of mathematical analysis. There are no problems displayed and labelled ``problems,'' but one who follows all of the arguments and calculations of the text will find use for his ingenuity and pencil. The book deals with interesting and important problems and topics in many fields of mathematical analysis, to an extent very much greater than that indicated by the titles of the chapters. It is, of course, an indispensable handbook for those interested in divergent series. It assembles a considerable part of the theory of divergent series, which has previously existed only in periodical literature. Hardy has greatly simplified and improved many theories, theorems and proofs. In addition, numerous acknowledgements show that the book incorporates many previously unpublished results and improvements of old results, communicated to Hardy by his colleagues and by others interested in the book. --Mathematical Reviews

Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables

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Author: Henri Cartan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318672

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

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Basic treatment includes existence theorem for solutions of differential systems where data is analytic, holomorphic functions, Cauchy's integral, Taylor and Laurent expansions, more. Exercises. 1973 edition.

Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable

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Author: A. I. Markushevich,Richard A. Silverman

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 082183780X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1138

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Theorems are presented in a logical way and are carefully proved, making this a most useful book for students. --Choice This magnificent textbook, translated from the Russian, was first published in 1965-1967. The book covers all aspects of the theory of functions of one complex variable. The chosen proofs give the student the best `feel' for the subject. The watchwords are clarity and straightforwardness. The author was a leading Soviet function-theorist: It is seldom that an expert of his stature puts himself so wholly at the service of the student. This book includes over 150 illustrations and 700 exercises.

Handbook of Conformal Mapping with Computer-Aided Visualization

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Author: Valentin I. Ivanov,Michael K. Trubetskov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849389368

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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This book is a guide on conformal mappings, their applications in physics and technology, and their computer-aided visualization. Conformal mapping (CM) is a classical part of complex analysis having numerous applications to mathematical physics. This modern handbook on CM includes recent results such as the classification of all triangles and quadrangles that can be mapped by elementary functions, mappings realized by elliptic integrals and Jacobian elliptic functions, and mappings of doubly connected domains. This handbook considers a wide array of applications, among which are the construction of a Green function for various boundary-value problems, streaming around airfoils, the impact of a cylinder on the surface of a liquid, and filtration under a dam. With more than 160 domains included in the catalog of mapping, Handbook of Conformal Mapping with Computer-Aided Visualization is more complete and useful than any previous volume covering this important topic. The authors have developed an interactive ready-to-use software program for constructing conformal mappings and visualizing plane harmonic vector fields. The book includes a floppy disk for IBM-compatible computers that contains the CONFORM program.

Complex Analysis

The Geometric Viewpoint

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Author: Steven George Krantz

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883850350

Category: Mathematics

Page: 219

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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

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

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821843605

Category: Conformal mapping

Page: 116

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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.

Complex Dynamics and Renormalization (AM-135)

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Author: Curtis T. McMullen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400882559

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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Addressing researchers and graduate students in the active meeting ground of analysis, geometry, and dynamics, this book presents a study of renormalization of quadratic polynomials and a rapid introduction to techniques in complex dynamics. Its central concern is the structure of an infinitely renormalizable quadratic polynomial f(z) = z2 + c. As discovered by Feigenbaum, such a mapping exhibits a repetition of form at infinitely many scales. Drawing on universal estimates in hyperbolic geometry, this work gives an analysis of the limiting forms that can occur and develops a rigidity criterion for the polynomial f. This criterion supports general conjectures about the behavior of rational maps and the structure of the Mandelbrot set. The course of the main argument entails many facets of modern complex dynamics. Included are foundational results in geometric function theory, quasiconformal mappings, and hyperbolic geometry. Most of the tools are discussed in the setting of general polynomials and rational maps.

Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition

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Author: Mikio Nakahara

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750306065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 596

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Differential geometry and topology have become essential tools for many theoretical physicists. In particular, they are indispensable in theoretical studies of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition introduces the ideas and techniques of differential geometry and topology at a level suitable for postgraduate students and researchers in these fields. The second edition of this popular and established text incorporates a number of changes designed to meet the needs of the reader and reflect the development of the subject. The book features a considerably expanded first chapter, reviewing aspects of path integral quantization and gauge theories. Chapter 2 introduces the mathematical concepts of maps, vector spaces, and topology. The following chapters focus on more elaborate concepts in geometry and topology and discuss the application of these concepts to liquid crystals, superfluid helium, general relativity, and bosonic string theory. Later chapters unify geometry and topology, exploring fiber bundles, characteristic classes, and index theorems. New to this second edition is the proof of the index theorem in terms of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The final two chapters are devoted to the most fascinating applications of geometry and topology in contemporary physics, namely the study of anomalies in gauge field theories and the analysis of Polakov's bosonic string theory from the geometrical point of view. Geometry, Topology and Physics, Second Edition is an ideal introduction to differential geometry and topology for postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical and mathematical physics.