Introduction to Geometric Probabilityby Daniel A. Klain, Gian-Carlo Rota
Pub. Date: 12/11/1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Elementary geometry in n-dimensional Euclidean space is a subject that, under the stimulus of computational geometry, is regaining its former position. This is the first textbook that addresses some fundamental problems of Euclidean geometry that have been solved over the last half-century. The authors, who have made significant contributions to the subject, have taken pains to keep the exposition elementary, making the relationship between it and combinatorics transparent. It should be required reading of anyone in mathematics or computer science who deals with the visual display of information.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The Buffon needle problem; 2. Valuation and integral; 3. A discrete lattice; 4. The intrinsic volumes for parallelotopes; 5. The lattice of polyconvex sets; 6. Invariant measures on Grassmannians; 7. The intrinsic volumes for polyconvex sets; 8. A characterization theorem for volume; 9. Hadwiger's characterization theorem; 10. Kinematic formulas for polyconvex sets; 11. Polyconvex sets in the sphere; References; Index of symbols; Index.
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