Progress in Mathematics
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 280 pages, 2nd Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||Switzerland, 27 November 2003|
The main subject of the book is the full understanding of Weyl's formula for the volume of a tube, its roots and its implications. Another discussed approach to the study of volumes of tubes is the computation of the power series of the volume of a tube as a function of its radius. The chapter on mean values, besides its intrinsic interest, shows an interesting fact: methods which are useful for volumes are also useful for problems related with the Laplacian. Historical notes and Mathematica drawings have been added to this revised second edition.
Table of Contents
1 An Introduction to Weyl's Tube Formula.- 3 The Riccati Equation for Second Fundamental Forms.- 4 The Proof of Weyl's Tube Formula.- 5 The Generalized Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.- 6 Chern Forms and Chern Numbers.- 7 The Tube Formula in the Complex Case.- 8 Comparison Theorems for Tube Volumes.- 9 Power Series Expansions for Tube Volumes.- 10 Steiner's Formula.- 11 Mean-value Theorems.- Appendix A.- A.2 Moments.- A.3 Computation of the Volume of a Geodesic Ball.- Appendix B.- Notation Index.- Name Index.
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