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Differential geometry and relativity : a volume in honour of André Lichnerowicz on his 60th birthday

Author: Michel Cahen; André Lichnerowicz
Publisher: Dordrecht : Reidel, 1976.
Series: @Mathematical physics and applied mathematics, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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On the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Andre Lichnerowicz a number of his friends, many of whom have been his students or coworkers, decided to celebrate this event by preparing a jubilee volume  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bibliografie
Named Person: André Lichnerowicz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Cahen; André Lichnerowicz
ISBN: 9027707456 9789027707451
OCLC Number: 263854042
Description: XI, 304 Seiten.
Contents: Thirty Years of Activity in the Renovation of Mathematical Education.- I-Differential Geometry.- The Scalar Curvature.- On Automorphisms of Spaces of Nonpositive Curvature with Finite Volume.- Harmonic Functions on Groups.- Some Relations Between Volume, Injectivity Radius, and Convexity Radius in Riemannian Manifolds.- Heat Equation, Proportionality Principle, and Volume of Fundamental Domains.- Some Remarks on the Fundamental Kernels of a Pseudo-Riemannian Manifold.- Geodesic Balls in Riemannian Product Manifolds.- Twisted Exotism.- On Lie Transformation Groups and the Covariance of Differential Operators.- Geometrical Interpretations of Scalar Curvature and Regularity of Conformal Homeomorphisms.- Pfaffian Systems and Transverse Differential Geometry.- The Curvature Class of an Almost-Complex Manifold.- Pseudogroups and Linear Connections on a Banach Fibre Bundle.- Mobility in Categories and Metric Spaces.- The Tension Field of Maps of Riemannian Manifolds.- II-Mathematical Physics.- Conformal Invariance in Physics.- Quantum Mechanics of Predictive Poincare Invariant Systems.- Scalar Time Functions: Differentiability.- The Problem of Constraints in General Relativity: Solution of the Lichnerowicz Equation.- Hamiltonian Construction of Predictive Systems.- Symplectic Manifolds, Dynamical Groups, and Hamiltonian Mechanics.- Any Space-Time Has a Plane Wave as a Limit.- Curvature Invariants, Characteristic Classes, and the Petrov Classification of Space-Times.- Collected Works of A. Lichnerowicz.- Index of Names.
Series Title: @Mathematical physics and applied mathematics, 3.
Responsibility: ed. by M. Cahen ...
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