Synopses & Reviews
Although Riemann surfaces are a time-honoured field, this book is novel in its broad perspective that systematically explores the connection with other fields of mathematics. It can serve as an introduction to contemporary mathematics as a whole as it develops background material from algebraic topology, differential geometry, the calculus of variations, elliptic PDE, and algebraic geometry. It is unique among textbooks on Riemann surfaces in including an introduction to Teichmüller theory. For this new edition, the author has expanded and rewritten several sections to include additional material and to improve the presentation.
Review
From the reviews: "Compact Riemann Surfaces: An Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics starts off with a wonderful Preface containing a good deal of history, as well as Jost's explicit dictum that there are three foci around which the whole subject revolves ... . Jost's presentation is quite accessible, modulo a lot of diligence on the part of the reader. It's a very good and useful book, very well-written and thorough." (Michael Berg, MathDL, April, 2007)
Synopsis
Unique among textbooks on Riemann surfaces, this book includes an introduction to Teichmüller theory. For this new edition, the author has expanded and rewritten several sections to include additional material and to improve the presentation.
Synopsis
This book is novel in its broad perspective on Riemann surfaces: the text systematically explores the connection with other fields of mathematics. The book can serve as an introduction to contemporary mathematics as a whole, as it develops background material from algebraic topology, differential geometry, the calculus of variations, elliptic PDE, and algebraic geometry. The book is unique among textbooks on Riemann surfaces in its inclusion of an introduction to Teichmüller theory. For this new edition, the author has expanded and rewritten several sections to include additional material and to improve the presentation.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Topological Foundations.- Differential Geometry of Riemann Surfaces.- Harmonic Maps.- Teichmüller Spaces.- Geometric structures on Riemann surfaces.- Sources and references.- Bibliography.- Index of Notation.- Index.