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The Theory of Sprays and Finsler Spaces with Applications in Physics and Biology

Author: P L Antonelli; R S Ingarden; M Matsumoto
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1993.
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics, An International Book Series on The Fundamental Theories of Physics: Their Clarification, Development and Application, 58.
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This volume presents the principles and methods of sprays (path spaces) and Finsler spaces with many applications in the physical and life sciences. The book has six chapters and an extensive reference section. Beginning from the classical theory of sprays, Chapter 0 presents an introduction to modern Finsler differential geometry. The following three chapters can serve as a comprehensive graduate course using the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P L Antonelli; R S Ingarden; M Matsumoto
ISBN: 9789401581943 9401581940
OCLC Number: 851382566
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 311 pages).
Contents: Preface --
0. Introductory Geometrical Background --
1. Finsler Metrics --
2. Connections in Finsler Spaces --
3. Special Finsler Spaces --
4. Finslerian Physics --
5. Finslerian Biology --
References.
Series Title: Fundamental Theories of Physics, An International Book Series on The Fundamental Theories of Physics: Their Clarification, Development and Application, 58.
Responsibility: by P.L. Antonelli, R.S. Ingarden, M. Matsumoto.

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The present book has been written by two mathematicians and one physicist: a pure mathematician specializing in Finsler geometry (Makoto Matsumoto), one working in mathematical biology (Peter  Read more...

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