Exterior Differential Systems and Equivalence Problems

Exterior Differential Systems and Equivalence Problems

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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 12.7mm | 1,050g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • XI, 196 p.
  • 0792315936
  • 9780792315933

Table of contents

Series Editor's Preface. 1. Exterior Algebra. II. Elementary Differential Systems. III. Cartan-Kaehler Theory. IV. Involution and Prolongation. V. Quasi-Linear Pfaffin Differential Systsems. VI. Higher Order G-Structures. VII. Embeddings of G-Structures. Bibliography. Index.
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