Handbook of Differential Geometry II

This book is the second volume of a two-volume handbook reviewing many topics of contemporary differential geometry. In this volume there are eight surveys on various themes: Finsler geometry and its differential invariants (written by J. Alvarez Paiva), foliations, characteristic classes and deformation theory (by R. Barre and A. Kacimi Alaoui), symplectic manifolds, Lagrangian submanifolds and complex structures, Hamiltonian geometry and symplectic reduction (by A. Cannas da Silva), metric Riemannian geometry including Gromov-Hausdorff distance, collapsing Riemannian manifolds, Alexandrov spaces and Hausdorff convergence (by K. Fukaya), contact manifolds, particularly in dimension 3 (by H. Geiges), complex manifolds, Kahler manifolds and harmonic differential forms (by I. Mihai), Lagrange spaces, Finsler spaces and Lagrange spaces of higher order (by R. Miron), and Lorentzian manifolds and their curvature, geodesics and the Bochner techniques (by F. Palomo and A. Romero). The volume therefore covers many important fields in differential geometry.

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2006
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0-444-52052-X
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EUR 175
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