About the Author
Biography of Herbert Federer
Herbert Federer was born on July 23, 1920, in Vienna. After emigrating to the US in 1938, he studied mathematics and physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Affiliated to Brown University, Providence since 1945, he is now Professor Emeritus there.
The major part of Professor Federer's scientific effort has been directed to the development of the subject of Geometric Measure Theory, with its roots and applications in classical geometry and analysis, yet in the functorial spirit of modern topology and algebra. His work includes more than thirty research papers published between 1943 and 1986, as well as this book.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Chapter 1 Grassmann algebra 1.1 Tensor products 1.2 Graded algebras 1.3 Teh exterior algebra of a vectorspace 1.4 Alternating forms and duality 1.5 Interior multiplications 1.6 Simple m-vectors 1.8 Mass and comass 1.9 The symmetric algebra of a vectorspace 1.10 Symmetric forms and polynomial functions Chapter 2 General measure theory 2.1 Measures and measurable sets 2.2 Borrel and Suslin sets 2.3 Measurable functions 2.4 Lebesgue integrations 2.5 Linear functionals 2.6 Product measures 2.7 Invariant measures 2.8 Covering theorems 2.9 Derivates 2.10 Caratheodory's construction Chapter 3 Rectifiability 3.1 Differentials and tangents 3.2 Area and coarea of Lipschitzian maps 3.3 Structure theory 3.4 Some properties of highly differentiable functions Chapter 4 Homological integration theory 4.1 Differential forms and currents 4.2 Deformations and compactness 4.3 Slicing 4.4 Homology groups 4.5 Normal currents of dimension n in R(-63) superscript n Chapter 5 Applications to the calculus of variations 5.1 Integrands and minimizing currents 5.2 Regularity of solutions of certain differential equations 5.3 Excess and smoothness 5.4 Further results on area minimizing currents Bibliography Glossary of some standard notations List of basic notations defined in the text Index