Item description for Riemann-Finsler Geometry (Nankai Tracts in Mathematics) by Shiing-Shen Chern & Zhongmin Shen...
Riemann-Finsler geometry is a subject that concerns manifolds with Finsler metrics, including Riemannian metrics. It has applications in many fields of the natural sciences. Curvature is the central concept in RiemannFinsler geometry. This invaluable textbook presents detailed discussions on important curvatures such as the Cartan torsion, the S-curvature, the Landsberg curvature and the Riemann curvature. It also deals with Finsler metrics with special curvature or geodesic properties, such as projectively flat Finsler metrics, Berwald metrics, Finsler metrics of scalar flag curvature or isotropic S-curvature, etc. Instructive examples are given in abundance, for further description of some important geometric concepts. The text includes the most recent results, although many of the problems discussed are classical.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812383581 ISBN13 9789812383587