Applied Differential Geometry

  • Filename: applied-differential-geometry.
  • ISBN: 0521269296
  • Release Date: 1985-05-31
  • Number of pages: 414
  • Author: William L. Burke
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This is a self-contained introductory textbook on the calculus of differential forms and modern differential geometry. The intended audience is physicists, so the author emphasises applications and geometrical reasoning in order to give results and concepts a precise but intuitive meaning without getting bogged down in analysis. The large number of diagrams helps elucidate the fundamental ideas. Mathematical topics covered include differentiable manifolds, differential forms and twisted forms, the Hodge star operator, exterior differential systems and symplectic geometry. All of the mathematics is motivated and illustrated by useful physical examples.

Applied Differential Geometry

  • Filename: applied-differential-geometry.
  • ISBN: 9789812770721
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 1311
  • Author:
  • Publisher: World Scientific



This graduate-level monographic textbook treats applied differential geometry from a modern scientific perspective. Co-authored by the originator of the worldOCOs leading human motion simulator OCo OC Human Biodynamics EngineOCO, a complex, 264-DOF bio-mechanical system, modeled by differential-geometric tools OCo this is the first book that combines modern differential geometry with a wide spectrum of applications, from modern mechanics and physics, via nonlinear control, to biology and human sciences. The book is designed for a two-semester course, which gives mathematicians a variety of applications for their theory and physicists, as well as other scientists and engineers, a strong theory underlying their models."

Differential Geometry Applied to Dynamical Systems

  • Filename: differential-geometry-applied-to-dynamical-systems.
  • ISBN: 9789814277143
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Jean-Marc Ginoux
  • Publisher: World Scientific



This book aims to present a new approach called Flow Curvature Method that applies Differential Geometry to Dynamical Systems. Hence, for a trajectory curve, an integral of any n-dimensional dynamical system as a curve in Euclidean n-space, the curvature of the trajectory — or the flow — may be analytically computed. Then, the location of the points where the curvature of the flow vanishes defines a manifold called flow curvature manifold. Such a manifold being defined from the time derivatives of the velocity vector field, contains information about the dynamics of the system, hence identifying the main features of the system such as fixed points and their stability, local bifurcations of codimension one, center manifold equation, normal forms, linear invariant manifolds (straight lines, planes, hyperplanes).In the case of singularly perturbed systems or slow-fast dynamical systems, the flow curvature manifold directly provides the slow invariant manifold analytical equation associated with such systems. Also, starting from the flow curvature manifold, it will be demonstrated how to find again the corresponding dynamical system, thus solving the inverse problem.

Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists

  • Filename: modern-differential-geometry-for-physicists.
  • ISBN: 9810235623
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Chris J. Isham
  • Publisher: World Scientific



"The result is a book which provides a rapid initiation to the material in question with care and sufficient detail to allow the reader to emerge with a genuine familiarity with the foundations of these subjects".Mathematical Reviews"This book is carefully written, and attention is paid to rigor and relevant details The key notions are discussed with great care and from many points of view, which attenuates the shock of the formalism". Mathematical Reviews

Applicable Differential Geometry

  • Filename: applicable-differential-geometry.
  • ISBN: 0521231906
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: M. Crampin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



An introduction to geometrical topics used in applied mathematics and theoretical physics.

Differential Geometry

  • Filename: differential-geometry.
  • ISBN: 9783319069203
  • Release Date: 2014-07-02
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Author: Marcelo Epstein
  • Publisher: Springer



Differential Geometry offers a concise introduction to some basic notions of modern differential geometry and their applications to solid mechanics and physics. Concepts such as manifolds, groups, fibre bundles and groupoids are first introduced within a purely topological framework. They are shown to be relevant to the description of space-time, configuration spaces of mechanical systems, symmetries in general, microstructure and local and distant symmetries of the constitutive response of continuous media. Once these ideas have been grasped at the topological level, the differential structure needed for the description of physical fields is introduced in terms of differentiable manifolds and principal frame bundles. These mathematical concepts are then illustrated with examples from continuum kinematics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, Cauchy fluxes and dislocation theory. This book will be useful for researchers and graduate students in science and engineering.

Differential Geometry

  • Filename: differential-geometry.
  • ISBN: 0821854070
  • Release Date: 1987-12-31
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Mladen Luksic
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.



Normally, mathematical research has been divided into ``pure'' and ``applied,'' and only within the past decade has this distinction become blurred. However, differential geometry is one area of mathematics that has not made this distinction and has consistently played a vital role in both general areas. The papers in this volume represent the proceedings of a conference entitled ``Differential Geometry: The Interface Between Pure and Applied Mathematics,'' which was held in San Antonio, Texas, in April 1986. The purpose of the conference was to explore recent exciting applications and challenging classical problems in differential geometry. The papers represent a tremendous range of applications and techniques in such diverse areas as ordinary differential equations, Lie groups, algebra, numerical analysis, and control theory.

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