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This book treats that part of Riemannian geometry related to more classical topics in a very original, clear and solid style. Before going to Riemannian geometry, the author presents a more general theory of manifolds with a linear connection. Having in mind different generalizations of Riemannian manifolds, it is clearly stressed which notions and theorems belong to Riemannian geometry and which of them are of a more general nature. Much attention is paid to transformation groups of smooth manifolds. Throughout the book, different aspects of symmetric spaces are treated. The author successfully combines the co-ordinate and invariant approaches to differential geometry, which give the reader tools for practical calculations as well as a theoretical understanding of the subject. The book contains a very useful large Appendix on foundations of differentiable manifolds and basic structures on them which makes it self-contained and practically independent from other sources.
From the reviews of the first edition:
"... The book is .. comprehensive and original enough to be of interest to any professional geometer, but I particularly recommend it to the advanced student, who will find a host of instructive examples, exercises and vistas that few comparable texts offer... "
H.Geiges, Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde 2002, Vol. 5/3, Issue 4
"... I found the presentation insightful and stimulating. A useful paedagogical device of the text is to make much use of both the index and coordinate-free notations, encouraging flexibility (and pragmatism) in the reader. ... the book should be of use to a wide variaty of readers: the relative beginner, with perhaps an introductory course in differential geometry, will find his horizons greatly expanded in the material for which this prepares him; while the more experienced reader will surely find the more specialised sections informative."
Robert J. Low, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2002g
"... Insgesamt liegt ein sehr empfehlenswertes Lehrbuch einerseits zur Riemannschen Geometrie und andererseits zur Theorie differenzierbarer Mannigfaltigkeiten vor, wegen der strukturierten Breite der Darstellung sehr gut geeignet sowohl zum Selbststudium fur Studierende mathematischer Disziplinen als auch fur Dozenten als Grundlage einschlagiger Lehrveranstaltungen."
P. Paukowitsch, Wien (IMN - Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten 190, S. 64-65, 2002)
"M.M. Postnikov has written a well-structured and readable book with a satisfying sense of completeness to it. The reviewer believes this book deserves a place next to the already existing literature on Riemannian geometry, principally as a basis for teaching a course on abstract Riemannian geometry (after an introduction to differentiable manifolds) but also as a reference work." (Eric Boeckx, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 993 (18), 2002)
Preface | p. V |
Affine Connections | p. 1 |
Connection on a Manifold | p. 1 |
Covariant Differentiation and Parallel Translation Along a Curve | p. 3 |
Geodesics | p. 4 |
Exponential Mapping and Normal Neighborhoods | p. 7 |
Whitehead Theorem | p. 9 |
Normal Convex Neighborhoods | p. 13 |
Existence of Leray Coverings | p. 13 |
Covariant Differentiation. Curvature | p. 14 |
Covariant Differentiation | p. 14 |
The Case of Tensors of Type (r, 1) | p. 16 |
Torsion Tensor and Symmetric Connections | p. 18 |
Geometric Meaning of the Symmetry of a Connection | p. 20 |
Commutativity of Second Covariant Derivatives | p. 21 |
Curvature Tensor of an Affine Connection | p. 22 |
Space with Absolute Parallelism | p. 24 |
Bianci Identities | p. 24 |
Trace of the Curvature Tensor | p. 27 |
Ricci Tensor | p. 27 |
Affine Mappings. Submanifolds | p. 29 |
Affine Mappings | p. 29 |
Affinities | p. 32 |
Affine Coverings | p. 33 |
Restriction of a Connection to a Submanifold | p. 35 |
Induced Connection on a Normalized Submanifold | p. 37 |
Gauss Formula and the Second Fundamental Form of a Normalized Submanifold | p. 38 |
Totally Geodesic and Auto-Parallel Submanifolds | p. 40 |
Normal Connection and the Weingarten Formula | p. 42 |
Van der Waerden-Bortolotti Connection | p. 42 |
Structural Equations. Local Symmetries | p. 44 |
Torsion and Curvature Forms | p. 44 |
Cartan Structural Equations in Polar Coordinates | p. 47 |
Existence of Affine Local Mappings | p. 50 |
Locally Symmetric Affine Connection Spaces | p. 51 |
Local Geodesic Symmetries | p. 53 |
Semisymmetric Spaces | p. 54 |
Symmetric Spaces | p. 55 |
Globally Symmetric Spaces | p. 55 |
Germs of Smooth Mappings | p. 55 |
Extensions of Affine Mappings | p. 56 |
Uniqueness Theorem | p. 58 |
Reduction of Locally Symmetric Spaces to Globally Symmetric Spaces | p. 59 |
Properties of Symmetries in Globally Symmetric Spaces | p. 60 |
Symmetric Spaces | p. 61 |
Examples of Symmetric Spaces | p. 62 |
Coincidence of Classes of Symmetric and Globally Symmetric Spaces | p. 63 |
Connections on Lie Groups | p. 67 |
Invariant Construction of the Canonical Connection | p. 67 |
Morphisms of Symmetric Spaces as Affine Mappings | p. 69 |
Left-Invariant Connections on a Lie Group | p. 70 |
Cartan Connections | p. 71 |
Left Cartan Connection | p. 73 |
Right-Invariant Vector Fields | p. 74 |
Right Cartan Connection | p. 76 |
Lie Functor | p. 77 |
Categories | p. 77 |
Functors | p. 78 |
Lie Functor | p. 79 |
Kernel and Image of a Lie Group Homomorphism | p. 80 |
Campbell-Hausdorff Theorem | p. 82 |
Dynkin Polynomials | p. 83 |
Local Lie Groups | p. 84 |
Bijectivity of the Lie Functor | p. 85 |
Affine Fields and Related Topics | p. 87 |
Affine Fields | p. 87 |
Dimension of the Lie Algebra of Affine Fields | p. 89 |
Completeness of Affine Fields | p. 91 |
Mappings of Left and Right Translation on a Symmetric Space | p. 94 |
Derivations on Manifolds with Multiplication | p. 95 |
Lie Algebra of Derivations | p. 96 |
Involutive Automorphism of the Derivation Algebra of a Symmetric Space | p. 97 |
Symmetric Algebras and Lie Ternaries | p. 98 |
Lie Ternary of a Symmetric Space | p. 100 |
Cartan Theorem | p. 101 |
Functor S | p. 101 |
Comparison of the Functor S with the Lie Functor [ | p. 103 |
Properties of the Functor S | p. 104 |
Computation of the Lie Ternary of the Space (G/H)Â¿- | p. 105 |
Fundamental Group of the Quotient Space | p. 107 |
Symmetric Space with a Given Lie Ternary | p. 109 |
Coverings | p. 109 |
Cartan Theorem | p. 110 |
Identification of Homogeneous Spaces with Quotient Spaces | p. 111 |
Translations of a Symmetric Space | p. 112 |
Proof of the Cartan Theorem | p. 112 |
Palais and Kobayashi Theorems | p. 114 |
Infinite-Dimensional Manifolds and Lie Groups | p. 114 |
Vector Fields Induced by a Lie Group Action | p. 115 |
Palais Theorem | p. 117 |
Kobayashi Theorem | p. 124 |
Affine Automorphism Group | p. 125 |
Automorphism Group of a Symmetric Space | p. 125 |
Translation Group of a Symmetric Space | p. 126 |
Lagrangians in Riemannian Spaces | p. 127 |
Riemannian and Pseudo-Riemannian Spaces | p. 127 |
Riemannian Connections | p. 129 |
Geodesics in a Riemannian Space | p. 133 |
Simplest Problem of the Calculus of Variations | p. 134 |
Euler-Lagrange Equations | p. 135 |
Minimum Curves and Extremals | p. 137 |
Regular Lagrangians | p. 139 |
Extremals of the Energy Lagrangian | p. 139 |
Metric Properties of Geodesics | p. 141 |
Length of a Curve in a Riemannian Space | p. 141 |
Natural Parameter | p. 142 |
Riemannian Distance and Shortest Arcs | p. 142 |
Extremals of the Length Lagrangian | p. 143 |
Riemannian Coordinates | p. 144 |
Gauss Lemma | p. 145 |
Geodesics are Locally Shortest Arcs | p. 148 |
Smoothness of Shortest Arcs | p. 149 |
Local Existence of Shortest Arcs | p. 150 |
Intrinsic Metric | p. 151 |
Hopf-Rinow Theorem | p. 153 |
Harmonic Functionals and Related Topics | p. 159 |
Riemannian Volume Element | p. 159 |
Discriminant Tensor | p. 159 |
Foss-Weyl Formula | p. 160 |
Case n = 2 | p. 162 |
Laplace Operator on a Riemannian Space | p. 164 |
The Green Formulas | p. 165 |
Existence of Harmonic Functions with a Nonzero Differential | p. 166 |
Conjugate Harmonic Functions | p. 170 |
Isothermal Coordinates | p. 172 |
Semi-Cartesian Coordinates | p. 173 |
Cartesian Coordinates | p. 175 |
Minimal Surfaces | p. 176 |
Conformal Coordinates | p. 176 |
Conformal Structures | p. 177 |
Minimal Surfaces | p. 178 |
Explanation of Their Name | p. 181 |
Plateau Problem | p. 181 |
Free Relativistic Strings | p. 182 |
Simplest Problem of the Calculus of Variations for Functions of Two Variables | p. 184 |
Extremals of the Area Functional | p. 186 |
Case n = 3 | p. 188 |
Representation of Minimal Surfaces Via Holomorphic Functions | p. 189 |
Weierstrass Formulas | p. 190 |
Adjoined Minimal Surfaces | p. 191 |
Curvature in Riemannian Space | p. 193 |
Riemannian Curvature Tensor | p. 193 |
Symmetries of the Riemannian Tensor | p. 193 |
Riemannian Tensor as a Functional | p. 198 |
Walker Identity and Its Consequences | p. 199 |
Recurrent Spaces | p. 200 |
Virtual Curvature Tensors | p. 201 |
Reconstruction of the Bianci Tensor from Its Values on Bivectors | p. 202 |
Sectional Curvatures | p. 204 |
Formula for the Sectional Curvature | p. 205 |
Gaussian Curvature | p. 207 |
Bianchi Tensors as Operators | p. 207 |
Splitting of Trace-Free Tensors | p. 208 |
Gaussian Curvature and the Scalar Curvature | p. 209 |
Curvature Tensor for n = 2 | p. 210 |
Geometric Interpretation of the Sectional Curvature | p. 210 |
Total Curvature of a Domain on a Surface | p. 212 |
Rotation of a Vector Field on a Curve | p. 214 |
Rotation of the Field of Tangent Vectors | p. 215 |
Gauss-Bonnet Formula | p. 218 |
Triangulated Surfaces | p. 220 |
Gauss-Bonnet Theorem | p. 221 |
Some Special Tensors | p. 223 |
Characteristic Numbers | p. 223 |
Euler Characteristic Number | p. 223 |
Hodge Operator | p. 225 |
Euler Number of a 4m-Dimensional Manifold | p. 226 |
Euler Characteristic of a Manifold of an Arbitrary Dimension | p. 228 |
Signature Theorem | p. 229 |
Ricci Tensor of a Riemannian Space | p. 230 |
Ricci Tensor of a Bianchi Tensor | p. 231 |
Einstein and Weyl Tensors | p. 232 |
Case n = 3 | p. 234 |
Einstein Spaces | p. 234 |
Thomas Criterion | p. 236 |
Surfaces with Conformal Structure | p. 238 |
Conformal Transformations of a Metric | p. 238 |
Conformal Curvature Tensor | p. 240 |
Conformal Equivalencies | p. 241 |
Conformally Flat Spaces | p. 242 |
Conformally Equivalent Surfaces | p. 243 |
Classification of Surfaces with a Conformal Structure | p. 243 |
Surfaces of Parabolic Type | p. 244 |
Surfaces of Elliptic Type | p. 245 |
Surfaces of Hyperbolic Type | p. 246 |
Mappings and Submanifolds I | p. 248 |
Locally Isometric Mapping of Riemannian Spaces | p. 248 |
Metric Coverings | p. 249 |
Theorem on Expanding Mappings | p. 250 |
Isometric Mappings of Riemannian Spaces | p. 251 |
Isometry Group of a Riemannian Space | p. 252 |
Elliptic Geometry | p. 252 |
Proof of Proposition 18.1 | p. 253 |
Dimension of the Isometry Group | p. 253 |
Killing Fields | p. 254 |
Riemannian Connection on a Submanifold of a Riemannian Space | p. 255 |
Gauss and Weingarten Formulas for Submanifolds of Riemannian Spaces | p. 257 |
Normal of the Mean Curvature | p. 258 |
Gauss, Peterson-Codazzi, and Ricci Relations | p. 259 |
Case of a Flat Ambient Space | p. 260 |
Submanifolds II | p. 262 |
Locally Symmetric Submanifolds | p. 262 |
Compact Submanifolds | p. 267 |
Chern-Kuiper Theorem | p. 268 |
First and Second Quadratic Forms of a Hypersurface | p. 269 |
Hypersurfaces Whose Points are All Umbilical | p. 271 |
Principal Curvatures of a Hypersurface | p. 272 |
Scalar Curvature of a Hypersurface | p. 273 |
Hypersurfaces That are Einstein Spaces | p. 274 |
Rigidity of the Sphere | p. 275 |
Fundamental Forms of a Hypersurface | p. 276 |
Sufficient Condition for Rigidity of Hypersurfaces | p. 276 |
Hypersurfaces with a Given Second Fundamental Form | p. 277 |
Hypersurfaces with Given First and Second Fundamental Forms | p. 278 |
Proof of the Uniqueness | p. 280 |
Proof of the Existence | p. 281 |
Proof of a Local Variant of the Existence and Uniqueness Theorem | p. 282 |
Spaces of Constant Curvature | p. 288 |
Spaces of Constant Curvature | p. 288 |
Model Spaces of Constant Curvature | p. 290 |
Model Spaces as Hypersurfaces | p. 292 |
Isometries of Model Spaces | p. 294 |
Fixed Points of Isometries | p. 296 |
Riemann Theorem | p. 296 |
Space Forms | p. 298 |
Space Forms | p. 298 |
Cartan-Killing Theorem | p. 299 |
(Pseudo-)Riemannian Symmetric Spaces | p. 299 |
Classification of Space Forms | p. 300 |
Spherical Forms of Even Dimension | p. 301 |
Orientable Space Forms | p. 302 |
Complex-Analytic and Conformal Quotient Manifolds | p. 304 |
Riemannian Spaces with an Isometry Group of Maximal Dimension. | p. 304 |
Their Enumeration | p. 306 |
Complete Mobility Condition | p. 307 |
Four-Dimensional Manifolds | p. 308 |
Bianchi Tensors for n = 4 | p. 308 |
Matrix Representation of Bianchi Tensors for n = 4 | p. 309 |
Explicit Form of Bianchi Tensors for n = 4 | p. 311 |
Euler Numbers for n = 4 | p. 313 |
Chern-Milnor Theorem | p. 314 |
Sectional Curvatures of Four-Dimensional Einstein Spaces | p. 316 |
Berger Theorem | p. 316 |
Pontryagin Number of a Four-Dimensional Riemannian Space | p. 317 |
Thorp Theorem | p. 319 |
Sentenac Theorem | p. 320 |
Metrics on a Lie Group I | p. 324 |
Left-Invariant Metrics on a Lie Group | p. 324 |
Invariant Metrics on a Lie Group | p. 324 |
Semisimple Lie Groups and Algebras | p. 326 |
Simple Lie Groups and Algebras | p. 329 |
Inner Derivations of Lie Algebras | p. 329 |
Adjoint Group | p. 331 |
Lie Groups and Algebras Without Center | p. 332 |
Metrics on a Lie Group II | p. 333 |
Maurer-Cartan Forms | p. 333 |
Left-Invariant Differential Forms | p. 334 |
Haar Measure on a Lie group | p. 336 |
Unimodular Lie Groups | p. 339 |
Invariant Riemannian Metrics on a Compact Lie Group | p. 340 |
Lie Groups with a Compact Lie Algebra | p. 341 |
Weyl Theorem | p. 343 |
Jacobi Theory | p. 344 |
Conjugate Points | p. 344 |
Second Variation of Length | p. 345 |
Formula for the Second Variation | p. 346 |
Reduction of the Problem | p. 348 |
Minimal Fields and Jacobi Fields | p. 349 |
Jacobi Variation | p. 351 |
Jacobi Fields and Conjugate Points | p. 353 |
Properties of Jacobi Fields | p. 353 |
Minimality of Normal Jacobi Fields | p. 355 |
Proof of the Jacobi Theorem | p. 358 |
Some Additional Theorems I | p. 360 |
Cut Points | p. 360 |
Lemma on Continuity | p. 361 |
Cut Loci and Maximal Normal Neighborhoods | p. 362 |
Proof of Lemma 28.1 | p. 364 |
Spaces of Strictly Positive Ricci Curvature | p. 367 |
Mayers Theorem | p. 368 |
Spaces of Strictly Positive Sectional Curvature | p. 369 |
Spaces of Nonpositive Sectional Curvature | p. 370 |
Chapter 29. Some Additional Theorems II | p. 371 |
Cartan-Hadamard Theorem | p. 371 |
Consequence of the Cartan-Hadamard Theorem | p. 374 |
Cartan-Killing Theorem for K = 0 | p. 375 |
Bochner Theorem | p. 375 |
Operators AX | p. 376 |
Infinitesimal Variant of the Bochner Theorem | p. 378 |
Isometry Group of a Compact Space | p. 378 |
Addendum | p. 381 |
Smooth Manifolds | p. 381 |
Introductory Remarks | p. 381 |
Open Sets in the Space Rn and Their Diffeomorphisms | p. 381 |
Charts and Atlases | p. 383 |
Maximal Atlases | p. 385 |
Smooth Manifolds | p. 386 |
Smooth Manifold Topology | p. 386 |
Smooth Structures on a Topological Space | p. 390 |
DIFF Category | p. 391 |
Transport of Smooth Structures | p. 392 |
Tangent Vectors | p. 394 |
Vectors Tangent to a Smooth Manifold | p. 394 |
Oriented Manifolds | p. 396 |
Differential of a Smooth Mapping | p. 397 |
Chain Rule | p. 398 |
Gradient of a Smooth Function | p. 399 |
Etale Mapping Theorem | p. 400 |
Theorem on a Local Coordinate Change | p. 400 |
Locally Flat Mappings | p. 401 |
Immersions and Submersions | p. 402 |
Submanifolds of a Smooth Manifold | p. 404 |
Submanifolds of a Smooth Manifold | p. 404 |
Subspace Tangent to a Submanifold | p. 405 |
Local Representation of a Submanifold | p. 405 |
Uniqueness of a Submanifold Structure | p. 407 |
Case of Embedded Submanifolds | p. 407 |
Tangent Space of a Direct Product | p. 408 |
Theorem on the Inverse Image of a Regular Value | p. 409 |
Solution of Sets of Equations | p. 410 |
Embedding Theorem | p. 411 |
Vector and Tensor Fields. Differential Forms | p. 413 |
Tensor Fields | p. 413 |
Vector Fields and Derivations | p. 416 |
Lie Algebra of Vector Fields | p. 419 |
Integral Curves of Vector Fields | p. 421 |
Vector Fields and Flows | p. 422 |
Transport of Vector Fields via Diffeomorphisms | p. 423 |
Lie Derivative of a Tensor Field | p. 425 |
Linear Differential Forms | p. 426 |
Differential Forms of an Arbitrary Degree | p. 428 |
Differential Forms as Functionals on Vector Fields | p. 429 |
Inner Product of Vector Fields and Differential Forms | p. 430 |
Transport of a Differential Form via a Smooth Mapping | p. 431 |
Exterior Differential | p. 433 |
Vector Bundles | p. 436 |
Bundles and Their Morphisms | p. 436 |
Vector Bundles | p. 438 |
Sections of Vector Bundles | p. 439 |
Morphisms of Vector Bundles | p. 440 |
Trivial Vector Bundles | p. 442 |
Tangent Bundles | p. 442 |
Frame Bundles | p. 445 |
Metricizable Bundles | p. 447 |
-Tensor Fields | p. 447 |
Multilinear Functions and-Tensor Fields | p. 449 |
Tensor Product of Vector Bundles | p. 450 |
Generalization | p. 450 |
Tensor Product of Sections | p. 451 |
Inverse Image of a Vector Bundle | p. 452 |
Connections on Vector Bundles | p. 454 |
Vertical Subspaces | p. 454 |
Fields of Horizontal Subspaces | p. 455 |
Connections and Their Forms | p. 457 |
Inverse Image of a Connection | p. 459 |
Horizontal Curves | p. 460 |
Covariant Derivatives of Sections | p. 461 |
Covariant Differentiations Along a Curve | p. 463 |
Connections as Covariant Differentiations | p. 463 |
Connections on Metricized Bundles | p. 465 |
Covariant Differential | p. 465 |
Comparison of Various Definitions of Connection | p. 469 |
Connections on Frame Bundles | p. 470 |
Comparison with Connections on Vector Bundles | p. 473 |
Curvature Tensor | p. 475 |
Parallel Translation Along a Curve | p. 475 |
Computation of the Parallel Translation Along a Loop | p. 477 |
Curvature Operator at a Given Point | p. 482 |
Translation of a Vector Along an Infinitely Small Parallelogram | p. 484 |
Curvature Tensor | p. 485 |
Formula for Transforming Coordinates of the Curvature Tensor | p. 486 |
Expressing the Curvature Operator via Covariant Derivatives | p. 487 |
Cartan Structural Equation | p. 490 |
Bianchi Identity | p. 491 |
Suggested Reading | p. 494 |
Index | p. 495 |
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ISBN: 9783540411086
ISBN-10: 3540411089
Series: Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences
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Format:
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Language:
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Number Of Pages: 504
Published: April 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
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