Kummer's Quartic Surface

Kummer's Quartic Surface

by R. W. H. Hudson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521397901

ISBN-13: 9780521397902

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The theory of surfaces has reached a certain stage of completeness and major efforts concentrate on solving concrete questions rather than further developing the formal theory. Many of these questions are touched on in this classic volume: such as the classification of quartic surfaces, the description of moduli spaces for abelian surfaces, and the automorphism

Overview

The theory of surfaces has reached a certain stage of completeness and major efforts concentrate on solving concrete questions rather than further developing the formal theory. Many of these questions are touched on in this classic volume: such as the classification of quartic surfaces, the description of moduli spaces for abelian surfaces, and the automorphism group of a Kummer surface. First printed in 1905 after the untimely death of the author, this work has stood for most of this century as one of the classic reference works in geometry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521397902
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Mathematical Library Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Kummer's configuration; 2. The quartic surface; 3. The orthogonal matrix of linear forms; 4. Line geometry; 5. The quadratic complex and congruence; 6. Plucker's complex surface; 7. Sets of nodes; 8. Equations of Kummer's surface; 9. Special forms of Kummer's surface; 10. The wave surface; 11. Reality and topology; 12. Geometry of four dimensions; 13. Algebraic curves on the surface; 14. Curves of different orders; 15. Weddle's surface; 16. Theta functions; 17. Applications of Abel's theorem;18. Singular Kummer surfaces; Index; Plate.

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