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作者 Bahri, Abbas
書名 Flow Lines and Algebraic Invariants in Contact Form Geometry [electronic resource] / by Abbas Bahri
出版項 Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston : Imprint : Birkhäuser, 2003
國際標準書號 9781461200215 (electronic bk.)
1461200210 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications ; 53
Progress in nonlinear differential equations and their applications ; 53
附註 This text features a careful treatment of flow lines and algebraic invariants in contact form geometry, a vast area of research connected to symplectic field theory, pseudo-holomorphic curves, and Gromov-Witten invariants (contact homology). In particular, this work develops a novel algebraic tool in this field: rooted in the concept of critical points at infinity, the new algebraic invariants defined here are useful in the investigation of contact structures and Reeb vector fields. The book opens with a review of prior results and then proceeds through an examination of variational problems, non-Fredholm behavior, true and false critical points at infinity, and topological implications. An increasing convergence with regular and singular Yamabe-type problems is discussed, and the intersection between contact form and Riemannian geometry is emphasized, with a specific focus on a unified approach to non-compactness in both disciplines. Fully detailed, explicit proofs and a number of suggestions for further research are provided throughout. Rich in open problems and written with a global view of several branches of mathematics, this text lays the foundation for new avenues of study in contact form geometry. Graduate students and researchers in geometry, partial differential equations, and related fields will benefit from the book's breadth and unique perspective
鏈接 Print version: 9781461265764
主題 Mathematics
Differential equations
Differential equations, Partial
Global differential geometry
Algebraic topology
Electronic books
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