This is a self-contained and systematic account of affine differential geometry from a contemporary viewpoint, not only covering the classical theory, but also introducing the modern developments that have happened over the last decade. In order both to cover as much as possible and to keep the text of a reasonable size, the authors have concentrated on the significant features of the subject and their relationship and application to such areas as Riemannian, Euclidean, Lorentzian and projective differential geometry. In so doing, they also provide a modern introduction to the last. Some of the important geometric surfaces considered are illustrated by computer graphics, making this a physically and mathematically attractive book for all researchers in differential geometry, and for mathematical physicists seeking a quick entry into the subject.[LNW] A.-M. Li, K. Nomizu, and Wang, A generalization of Lelieuvrea#39;s formula, Results in Math., 20(1991), 682-690. ... [MMi3] A. Martinez and F. Milan, Affine isoperimetric problems and surfaces with constant affine mean curvature, ... [MR2 ] M. A. Magid and P. Ryan, Affine 3-spheres with constant affine curvature, Trans.
|Title||:||Affine Differential Geometry|
|Author||:||Katsumi Nomizu, Takeshi Sasaki|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1994-11-10|