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The ambient metric

Author: Charles Fefferman; C Robin Graham
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Annals of mathematics studies, v. 178.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Develops and applies a theory of the ambient metric in conformal geometry. This title includes the derivation of the ambient obstruction tensor and an analysis of the cases of conformally flat and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Fefferman; C Robin Graham
ISBN: 9780691153131 9780691153148 0691153132 0691153140
OCLC Number: 794715196
Description: 111 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction 1 Chapter 2. Ambient Metrics 9 Chapter 3. Formal Theory 17 Chapter 4. Poincar'e Metrics 42 Chapter 5. Self-dual Poincar'e Metrics 50 Chapter 6. Conformal Curvature Tensors 56 Chapter 7. Conformally Flat and Conformally Einstein Spaces 67 Chapter 8. Jet Isomorphism 82 Chapter 9. Scalar Invariants 97 Bibliography 107 Index 113
Series Title: Annals of mathematics studies, v. 178.
Responsibility: Charles Fefferman, C. Robin Graham.

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