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Graduate Texts in Mathematics

Tensor Geometry

The Geometric Viewpoint and its Uses

Authors: Dodson, Christopher T. J., Poston, Timothy

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We have been very encouraged by the reactions of students and teachers using our book over the past ten years and so this is a complete retype in TEX, with corrections of known errors and the addition of a supplementary bibliography. Thanks are due to the Springer staff in Heidelberg for their enthusiastic sup­ port and to the typist, Armin Kollner for the excellence of the final result. Once again, it has been achieved with the authors in yet two other countries. November 1990 Kit Dodson Toronto, Canada Tim Poston Pohang, Korea Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XI O. Fundamental Not(at)ions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3. Physical Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 I. Real Vector Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1. Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Subspace geometry, components 2. Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Linearity, singularity, matrices 3. Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Projections, eigenvalues, determinant, trace II. Affine Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 1. Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tangent vectors, parallelism, coordinates 2. Combinations of Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Midpoints, convexity 3. Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Linear parts, translations, components III. Dual Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 1. Contours, Co- and Contravariance, Dual Basis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 IV. Metric Vector Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 1. Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Basic geometry and examples, Lorentz geometry 2. Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Isometries, orthogonal projections and complements, adjoints 3. Coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Orthonormal bases Contents VIII 4. Diagonalising Symmetric Operators 92 Principal directions, isotropy V. Tensors and Multilinear Forms 98 1. Multilinear Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Tensor Products, Degree, Contraction, Raising Indices VE Topological Vector Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 1. Continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Metrics, topologies, homeomorphisms 2. Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Convergence and continuity 3. The Usual Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tensor Geometry
Book Subtitle
The Geometric Viewpoint and its Uses
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Mathematics
Series Volume
130
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-10514-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-10514-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-52018-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-13117-6
Series ISSN
0072-5285
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 434
Additional Information
Originally published by Pitman Publishing Ltd., London, 1977
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