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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.

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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 Contents

Contributors

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 Borel-Weil 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198507727
Editor:
Bridson, Martin R.
Editor:
Salamon, Simon M.
Editor:
Bridson, Martin R.
Editor:
Salamon, Simon M.
Author:
null, Martin R.
Author:
null, Simon M.
Author:
Bridson, Martin R.
Author:
Salamon, Simon M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Geometry - General
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Topology
Subject:
Topology - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Pure Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry and Trigonometry
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics
Series Volume:
No. 7
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 line illus and 1 halftone
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
6.3 x 9.3 x 1 in 1.31 lb

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