Semi-Riemannian Maps and Their Applications

Semi-Riemannian Maps and Their Applications

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A major flaw in semi-Riemannian geometry is a shortage of suitable types of maps between semi-Riemannian manifolds that will compare their geometric properties. Here, a class of such maps called semi-Riemannian maps is introduced. The main purpose of this book is to present results in semi-Riemannian geometry obtained by the existence of such a map between semi-Riemannian manifolds, as well as to encourage the reader to explore these maps.
The first three chapters are devoted to the development of fundamental concepts and formulas in semi-Riemannian geometry which are used throughout the work. In Chapters 4 and 5 semi-Riemannian maps and such maps with respect to a semi-Riemannian foliation are studied. Chapter 6 studies the maps from a semi-Riemannian manifold to 1-dimensional semi- Euclidean space. In Chapter 7 some splitting theorems are obtained by using the existence of a semi-Riemannian map.
Audience: This volume will be of interest to mathematicians and physicists whose work involves differential geometry, global analysis, or relativity and gravitation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 167.64 x 246.38 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • X, 198 p.
  • 0792356616
  • 9780792356615

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Linear Algebra of Indefinite Inner Product Spaces. 2. Semi-Riemannian Manifolds. 3. Second Fundamental Form of a Map. 4. Semi-Riemannian Maps. 5. Semi-Riemannian Transversal Maps. 6. Semi-Riemannian Eikonal Equations and the Semi-Riemannian Regular Interval Theorem. 7. Applications to Splitting Theorems. A. Submanifolds of Semi-Riemannian Manifolds. B. Riemannian and Lorentzian Geometry. Bibliography. Index.
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