by Karsten Grove, Peter Petersen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1997
Number of pages: 262
Comparison Geometry asks: What can we say about a Riemannian manifold if we know a bound for its curvature, and perhaps something about its topology? This volume is an up-to-date panorama of Comparison Geometry, featuring surveys and new research. Surveys present classical and recent results, and often include complete proofs, in some cases involving a new and unified approach. The historical evolution of the subject is summarized in charts and tables of examples.
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by Paul Loya - Binghamton University
This is a lecture-based class on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, proved in the 60's by Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer. Their work on this theorem lead to a joint Abel prize in 2004. Requirements: Knowledge of topology and manifolds.
by Thomas E. Cecil, Shiing-shen Chern - Cambridge University Press
Tight and taut submanifolds form an important class of manifolds with special curvature properties, one that has been studied intensively by differential geometers since the 1950's. This book contains six articles by leading experts in the field.
by Jonathan Holland, Bogdan Ion - arXiv
Contents: Affine connections and transformations; Symmetric spaces; Orthogonal symmetric Lie algebras; Examples; Noncompact symmetric spaces; Compact semisimple Lie groups; Hermitian symmetric spaces; Classification of real simple Lie algebras.
by Brian White - arXiv
The goal was to give beginning graduate students an introduction to some of the most important basic facts and ideas in minimal surface theory. Prerequisites: the reader should know basic complex analysis and elementary differential geometry.