Transformations of Manifolds and Applications to Differential Equations
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:6/28/1998 - Longman Sc Tech
By: Keti Tenenblat
The study of the interaction between differential geometry and partial differential equations has a long history-dating to the last century-and continues to generate considerable interest. Most of the local properties of manifolds are expressed in terms of partial differential equations, and this correspondence proves useful in two ways: we can obtain solutions to the equations from our knowledge about the local geometry of the manifolds, and we can obtain geometric properties of the manifolds-or even prove the non-existence of certain geometric structures on manifolds-from our knowledge of the differential equations. Transformations of Manifolds and Applications to Differential Equations focuses on the role played by differential geometry on the study of differential equations. The author combines the geometric and analytic aspects of the theory, not only in the classical examples, but also in more recent results on integrable systems with an arbitrary number of independent variables.With its applications to problems in evolution equations, strongly hyperbolic systems of the hydrodynamic type, linear Weingarten surfaces, and submanifolds of constant curvature, this volume will prove interesting and valuable to researchers and mathematicians working in differential geometry, differential equations, and mathematical physics.