An Introduction to Cr Structures (Mathematical Surveys and by Howard Jacobowitz

By Howard Jacobowitz

The geometry and research of CR manifolds is the topic of this expository paintings, which provides the entire uncomplicated effects in this subject, together with effects from the ``folklore'' of the topic. The publication features a cautious exposition of seminal papers via Cartan and via Chern and Moser, and in addition comprises chapters at the geometry of chains and circles and the lifestyles of nonrealizable CR constructions. With its targeted remedy of foundational papers, the ebook is mainly necessary in that it gathers in a single quantity many effects that have been scattered in the course of the literature. Directed at mathematicians and physicists trying to comprehend CR buildings, this self-contained exposition can also be compatible as a textual content for a graduate path for college kids drawn to a number of advanced variables, differential geometry, or partial differential equations. a selected energy is an in depth bankruptcy that prepares the reader for Cartan's method of differential geometry. The ebook assumes purely the standard first-year graduate classes as historical past.

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