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The Geometry of Jet Bundles : Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy, and Society in Pas - D.J. Saunders

The Geometry of Jet Bundles

Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy, and Society in Pas

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Published: 8th May 1989
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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the theory of jet bundles for mathematicians and physicists who wish to study differentias equations, particularly those associated with the calculus of variations, in a modern geometric way. One of the themes of the book is that first-order jets may be considered as the natural generalisation of vector fields for studying variational problems in field theory, and so many of the constructions are introduced in the context of first- or second-order jets, before being described in their full generality. The book includes a proof of the local exactness of the variational bicomplex. A knowledge of differential geometry is assumed by the author, although introductory chapters include the necessary background of fibred manifolds, and on vector and affine bundles. Coordinate-free techniques are used throughout, although coordinate representations are often used in proofs and when considering applications.

Foreward
An Introduction to Horticulture
An Introduction to the Plant Kingdom
The Structure and Function of Plants
Plant Forms
The Structure of Seeds and Fruits
Sexual or Non-vegetative Propagation
Asexual or Vegetative Propagation
Grafting
Division
Fern Propagation
Indoor Plants
Hanging Baskets
Terrariums
Bonsai
Compost
Growing Vegetables
Herbs
Appendix: Kevin Heinze's Propagation Chart
Glossary
Reading List
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521369480
ISBN-10: 0521369487
Series: Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy, and Society in Pas
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 8th May 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.34  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.46