By Jeff Cheeger and David G. Ebin

ISBN-10: 0720424615

ISBN-13: 9780720424614

The imperative subject matter of this e-book is the interplay among the curvature of an entire Riemannian manifold and its topology and international geometry. the 1st 5 chapters are preparatory in nature. they start with a truly concise advent to Riemannian geometry, through an exposition of Toponogov's theorem--the first such remedy in a ebook in English. subsequent comes a close presentation of homogeneous areas within which the most target is to discover formulation for his or her curvature. a brief bankruptcy of Morse conception is by way of one at the injectivity radius. Chapters 6-9 take care of the various so much suitable contributions to the topic within the years 1959 to 1974. those comprise the pinching (or sphere) theorem, Berger's theorem for symmetric areas, the differentiable sphere theorem, the constitution of whole manifolds of non-negative curvature, and eventually, effects in regards to the constitution of entire manifolds of non-positive curvature. Emphasis is given to the phenomenon of pressure, specifically, the truth that even though the conclusions which carry lower than the belief of a few strict inequality on curvature can fail while the stern inequality on curvature can fail while the stern inequality is comfy to a susceptible one, the failure can occur simply in a constrained means, that can often be labeled as much as isometry. a lot of the cloth, rather the final 4 chapters, was once basically cutting-edge while the publication first seemed in 1975. due to the fact that then, the topic has exploded, however the fabric lined within the booklet nonetheless represents a vital prerequisite for somebody who desires to paintings within the box.

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