A Mathematician and His Mathematical Work: Selected Papers of S.S.Chern (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics v. 4)

A Mathematician and His Mathematical Work: Selected Papers of S.S.Chern (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics v. 4)

By: Shiing-Shen Chern (author), S-.Y. Cheng (volume_editor)Hardback

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This volume is about the life and work of Shiing-Shen Chern (1911-), one of the leading mathematicians of this century. The book contains personal accounts by some friends, together with a summary of the mathematical works by Chern himself. Besides a selection of the mathematical papers the book also contains all his papers published after 1988.

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Contents

The life and mathematics of S.S. Chern; on integral geometry in Klein spaces; a simple intrinsic proof of the Gauss-Bonnet formula for closed Riemannian manifolds; a theorem on orientable surfaces in four-dimensional space; Hermitian vector bundles and the equidistribution of the zeroes of their holomorphic sections; intrinsic norms on a complex manifold; characteristic forms and geometrical invariants; Dupin submanifolds in Lie sphere geometry; an introduction to Dupin submanifolds; transgression in associated bundles; on a notable connection in Finsler geometry. (Part contents).

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/01/1996
  • ISBN13: 9789810223854
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 724
  • ID: 9789810223854
  • ISBN10: 9810223854

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