The Geometry of Curvature Homogeneous Pseudo-riemannian Manifolds
ISBN/ASIN: 1860947859,9781860947858 | 2007 | English | pdf | 388/389 pages | 3.61 Mb
Publisher: Imperial College Press | Author: Peter B. Gilkey | Edition: First Edition
Pseudo-Riemannian geometry is an active research field not only in differential geometry but also in mathematical physics where the higher signature geometries play a role in brane theory. An essential reference tool for research mathematicians and physicists, this book also serves as a useful introduction to students entering this active and rapidly growing field. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of several aspects of pseudo-Riemannian geometry, including the spectral geometry of the curvature tensor, curvature homogeneity, and Stanilov Tsankov Videv theory.