03234nam a22003735i 4500978-3-662-04672-2cr nn 008mamaa130125s2002 gw : s :::: 0:eng d9783662046722ENGDEQA641-670516.36Online resource: SpringerJost, Jürgen.1956-Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis[EBook]by Jürgen Jost.Third Edition.Berlin, HeidelbergSpringer2002.XIII, 535 pagesonline resource.textonline resourceUniversitext,0172-59391. Foundational Material -- 2. De Rham Cohomology and Harmonic Differential Forms -- 3. Parallel Transport, Connections, and Covariant Derivatives -- 4. Geodesics and Jacobi Fields -- 5. Symmetric Spaces and Kähler Manifolds -- 6. Morse Theory and Floer Homology -- 7. Variational Problems from Quantum Field Theory -- 8. Harmonic Maps -- Appendix A: Linear Elliptic Partial Differential Equation -- A.1 Sobolev Spaces -- A.2 Existence and Regularity Theory for Solutions of Linear Elliptic Equations -- Appendix B: Fundamental Groups and Covering Spaces.Riemannian geometry is characterized, and research is oriented towards and shaped by concepts (geodesics, connections, curvature, ... ) and objectives, in particular to understand certain classes of (compact) Riemannian manifolds defined by curvature conditions (constant or positive or negative curvature, ... ). By way of contrast, geometric analysis is a perhaps somewhat less system atic collection of techniques, for solving extremal problems naturally arising in geometry and for investigating and characterizing their solutions. It turns out that the two fields complement each other very well; geometric analysis offers tools for solving difficult problems in geometry, and Riemannian geom etry stimulates progress in geometric analysis by setting ambitious goals. It is the aim of this book to be a systematic and comprehensive intro duction to Riemannian geometry and a representative introduction to the methods of geometric analysis. It attempts a synthesis of geometric and an alytic methods in the study of Riemannian manifolds. The present work is the third edition of my textbook on Riemannian geometry and geometric analysis. It has developed on the basis of several graduate courses I taught at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the University of Leipzig. The first main new feature of the third edition is a new chapter on Morse theory and Floer homology that attempts to explain the relevant ideas and concepts in an elementary manner and with detailed examples.Online access to this digital book is restricted to subscription institutions through IP address (only for SISSA internal users)Mathematics.Differential GeometryPhysics.Mathematics.Differential Geometry.Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics.SpringerLink (Online service)Universitext,http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04672-2