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    DescriptionThis English version of the path-breaking French book on this subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields. It includes features such as: first full treatment of the subject and its applications; written by the pioneer of this field; broad applications in mathematics; of interest across most fields; ideal as an introduction and survey; examples treated include: @subbul; the space of Penrose tilings; the space of leaves of a foliation; the space of irreducible unitary representations of a discrete group; the phase space in quantum mechanics; the Brillouin zone in the quantum Hall effect; and a model of space time.


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    Title
    Noncommutative Geometry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain Connes, Translated by Sterling K. Berberian
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 661
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 1,348 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780121858605
    ISBN 10: 012185860X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    BIC subject category V2: PBF, PBP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16240
    BIC subject category V2: PBKF
    BISAC V2.8: MAT012000
    BIC subject category V2: PBKJ
    BISAC V2.8: MAT002050, MAT007000
    BIC subject category V2: PHP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI040000
    BIC subject category V2: PBMW
    DC22: 516.3/5
    LC classification: QA564 .C6713 1994
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A51602400
    DC22: 516.35
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 516.35
    LC classification: QA564.C671
    BISAC V2.8: MAT012010
    Thema V1.0: PHP, PBF, PBMW, PBKF, PBP
    Illustrations note
    references, indices
    Publisher
    Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Academic Press Inc
    Publication date
    17 January 1995
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego
    Review quote
    "...A milestone for mathematics. Connes has created a theory that embraces most aspects of 'classical' mathematics and sets us out on a long and exciting voyage into the world of noncommutative mathematics. "The book contains a colourful account of the meaning of the term 'non-commutative space,' based on an extraordinary wealth of examples, including the set of all Penrose tilings, the space of leaves of a foliation, the quantum Hall effect and an intriguing non-commutative model of four-dimensional space-time that reproduces the standard model of elementary particles from quite general considerations... "The reader of the book should not expect proofs of theorems. This is much more a tapestry of beautiful mathematics and physics which contains material to intrigue readers with any mathematical background. At the same time there is a comprehensive bibliography that will lead the reader straight to the sources and proofs of the results." --VAUGHAN F.R. JONES, University of California, Berkeley "This beautiful, ambitious, and erudite book explains, through many examples, the phenomena, tools, and some of the applications of noncommutative geometry...The book is written in a way that anyone can get some of the feeling and ideas of the subject...Connes has accomplished the wonderful feat of explaining in a simple and coherent way 20 years (or so) of his impressive work. I recommend this book most highly. --Jonathan Block, THE MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCER, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1998
    Back cover copy
    Developed by Alain Connes, noncommutative geometry is the set of tools and methods that makes possible the classification and analysis of a broad range of objects beyond the reach of classical methods. This English version of the author's path-breaking French book on the subject gives the definitive treatment of his revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields.
    Table of contents
    Noncommutative Spaces and Measure Theory: Heisenberg and the Noncommutative Algebra of Physical Quantities Associated to a Microscopic System. Statistical State of a Macroscopic System and Quantum Statistical Mechanics. Modular Theory and the Classification of Factors. Geometric Examples of von Neumann Algebras: Measure Theory of Noncommutative Spaces. The Index Theorem for Measured Foliations. Topology and K-Theory: C*-Algebras and their K-Theory. Elementary Examples of Quotient Spaces. The Space X of Penrose Tilings. Duals of Discrete Groups and the Novikov Conjecture. The Tangent Groupoid of a Manifold. Wrong-way Functionality in K-Theory as a Deformation. The Orbit Space of a GroupAction. The Leaf Space of a Foliation. The Longitudinal Index Theorem for Foliations. The Analytic Assembly Map and Lie Groups. Cyclic Cohomology and Differential Geometry: Cyclic Cohomology. Examples. Pairing of Cyclic Cohomology with K-Theory. The Higher Index Theorem for Covering Spaces. The Novikov Conjecture for Hyperbolic Groups. Factors of Type III, Cyclic Cohomology and the Godbillon-Vey Invariant. The Transverse Fundamental Class for Foliations and Geometric Corollaries. QuantizedCalculus: Quantized Differential Calculus and Cyclic Cohomology. The Dixmier Trace and the Hochschild Class of the Character. Quantized Calculus in One Variable and Fractal Sets. Conformal Manifolds. Fredholm Modules and Rank-One Discrete Groups. Elliptic Theory on the Noncommutative Torus (NOTE: See book for proper symbol. Math T with a 2 over () and the Quantum Hall Effect. Entire Cyclic Cohomology. The Chern Character of (-Summable Fredholm Modules. (-Summable K-Cycles, Discrete Groups, and Quantum Field Theory. Operator Algebras: The Papers of Murray and von Neumann. Representations of C*-Algebras. The Algebraic Framework for Noncommutative Integration and the Theory of Weights. The Factors of Powers, Araki and Woods,and of Krieger. The Radon-Nikodom Theorem and Factors of Type III(. Noncommutative Ergodic Theory. Amenable von Neumann Algebras. The Flow of Weights: mod(M). The Classification of Amenable Factors. Subfactors of Type II1 Factors. Hecke Algebras ,Type III Factors and Statistical Theory of Prime Numbers. The Metric Aspect of Noncommutative Geometry: Riemannian Manifolds and the Dirac Operator. Positivity in Hochschild Cohomology and the Inequalities for the Yang-Mills Action. Product of the Continuum by the Discrete and the Symmetry Breaking Mechanism. The Notion of Manifold in Noncommutative Geometry. The Standard U (1) x SU (2) x SU (3) Model. Bibliography. Notation and Conventions. Index.CONTENTS (Chapter Headings): Noncommutative Spaces and Measure Theory. Topology and K-Theory. Cyclic Cohomology and Differential Geometry. Quantized Calculus. Operator Algebras. The Metric Aspect of Noncommutative Geometry. Bibliography. Notation and Conventions. Index.