The Gelfand Mathematical Seminars, 1993-1995 / Edition 1

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Comprises 13 contributions, most of which are drawn from recent Gelfand Seminar talks at Rutgers U., New Brunswick, NJ. Topics include extatic points of plane curves, radon transform and functionals on the spaces of curves, homology of moduli of curves and commutative homotopy algebras, and Novikov inequalities for vector fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817638160
  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: Gelfand Mathematical Seminar Series , #2
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Questions and Answers about Geometric Evolution Processes and Crystal Growth 1
Remarks on the Extatic Points of Plane Curves 11
Gibbs Measures and Quasi-Periodic Solutions for Nonlinear Hamiltonian Partial Differential Equations 23
Radon Transform and Functionals on the Spaces of Curves 45
A Unified Method for Solving Linear and Nonlinear Evolution Equations and an Application to Integrable Surfaces 75
Noncommutative Vieta Theorem and Symmetric Functions 93
Chern-Simons Classes and Cocycles on the Lie Algebra of the Gauge Group 101
Cycles for Asymptotic Solutions and the Weyl Group 123
Homology of Moduli of Curves and Commutative Homotopy Algebras 151
Canonical States on the Group of Automorphisms of a Homogeneous Tree 171
Second Quantization of the Wilson Loop 179
The Homogeneous Complex Monge-Ampere Equation and the Infinite Dimensional Versions of Classic Symmetric Spaces 225
Novikov Inequalities for Vector Fields 243
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