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Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics #7: Invitations to Geometry and Topologyby Martin R. Bridson
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:This volume presents an array of topics that introduce the reader to key ideas in active areas in geometry and topology. The material is presented in a way that both graduate students and researchers should find accessible and enticing. The topics covered range from Morse theory and complex geometry theory to geometric group theory, and are accompanied by exercises that are designed to deepen the reader's understanding and to guide them in exciting directions for future investigation.
Book News Annotation:Former students of Oxford scholar Brian Steer present an array of topics that introduce graduate students to key ideas in active areas of geometry and topology. They include Morse theory, complex geometry, and geometric group theory. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of ContentsContributors
1. A topologist's view of perfect and acyclic groups, A. J. Berrick 2. The geometry of the word problem, M. R. Bridson 3. The Fuller index, M. C. Crabb and A. J. B. Potter 4. The BorelWeil theorem for complex projective space, M. Eastwood and J. Sawon 5. Morse theory in the 1990s, M. A. Guest 6. The Dirac operator, N. J. Hitchin 7. Hermitian geometry, S. M. Salamon 8. Indices of vector fields and Chern classes for singular varieties, J. Seade Appendix: Research publications of B. F. Steer Index What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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