Geometric Applications of Fourier Series and Spherical Harmonics

Geometric Applications of Fourier Series and Spherical Harmonics

by Helmut Groemer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521473187

ISBN-13: 9780521473187

Pub. Date: 09/13/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first comprehensive exposition of the application of spherical harmonics to prove geometric results. The author presents all the necessary tools from classical theory of spherical harmonics with full proofs. Groemer uses these tools to prove geometric inequalities, uniqueness results for projections and intersection by planes or half-spaces, stability

Overview

This is the first comprehensive exposition of the application of spherical harmonics to prove geometric results. The author presents all the necessary tools from classical theory of spherical harmonics with full proofs. Groemer uses these tools to prove geometric inequalities, uniqueness results for projections and intersection by planes or half-spaces, stability results, and characterizations of convex bodies of a particular type, such as rotors in convex polytopes. Results arising from these analytical techniques have proved useful in many applications, particularly those related to stereology. To make the treatment as self-contained as possible the book begins with background material in analysis and the geometry of convex sets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/1996
Series:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications Series, #61
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Analytic preparations; 2. Geometric preparations; 3. Fourier series and spherical harmonics; 4. Geometric applications of Fourier series; 5. Geometric applications of spherical harmonics; References; List of symbols; Author index; Subject index.

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