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Handbook of Geometry and Topology of Singularities V : Foliations - Felipe Cano

Handbook of Geometry and Topology of Singularities V

Foliations

By: Felipe Cano (Editor), José Luis Cisneros-Molina (Editor), Lê D?ng Tráng (Editor), José Seade (Editor)

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This is the fifth volume of the Handbook of Geometry and Topology of Singularities, a series which aims to provide an accessible account of the state-of-the-art of the subject, its frontiers, and its interactions with other areas of research. Singularities are ubiquitous in mathematics and science in general, and singularity theory is a crucible where different types of mathematical problems converge, surprising connections are born and simple questions lead to ideas which resonate in other parts of the subject, and in other subjects.

This Volume V focuses on singular holomorphic foliations, which is a multidisciplinary field and a whole area of mathematics in itself. Singular foliations arise, for instance, by considering:

  1. The fibers of a smooth map between differentiable manifolds, with singularities at the critical points.
  2. The integral lines of a vector field, or the action of a Lie group on a manifold. The singularities are the orbits with special isotropy.
  3. The kernel of appropriate 1-forms. The singularities are the zeros of the form.
  4. Open books, which naturally appear in singularity theory as foliations with singular set the binding.

These important examples highlight the deep connections between foliations and singularity theory. This volume, like its companion Volume VI, also focused on foliations, consists of nine chapters, authored by world experts, which provide in-depth and reader-friendly introductions to some of the foundational aspects of the theory. These introductions also give insights into important lines of further research. The volume starts with a foreword by one of the current world leaders in the theory of complex foliations.

The book is addressed to graduate students and newcomers to the theory, as well as to specialists who can use it as a guidebook.

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