By J├│zsef Szilasi,Rezs┼æ L Lovas,D├ívid Cs Kert├⌐sz

ISBN-10: 9814440094

ISBN-13: 9789814440097

This booklet presents a accomplished advent to Finsler geometry within the language of present-day arithmetic. via Finsler geometry, it additionally introduces the reader to different constructions and strategies of differential geometry.

Prerequisites for examining the booklet are minimum: undergraduate linear algebra (over the reals) and research. the required suggestions and instruments of complex linear algebra (over modules), aspect set topology, multivariable calculus and the rudiments of the speculation of differential equations are built-in within the textual content. simple manifold and package theories are taken care of concisely, conscientiously and (apart from proofs) in a self-contained manner.

The spine of the ebook is the particular and unique exposition of tangent package geometry, Ehresmann connections and sprays. It seems that those buildings are vital not just of their personal correct and within the beginning of Finsler geometry, yet they are often additionally considered as the cornerstones of the large edifice of Differential Geometry.

The authors emphasize the conceptual elements, yet rigorously intricate calculative points in addition (tensor derivations, graded derivations and covariant derivatives). even if they provide choice to index-free equipment, additionally they practice the strategies of conventional tensor calculus.

Most proofs are elaborated intimately, which makes the ebook appropriate for self-study. however, the authors offer for extra complicated readers besides by way of providing them with enough fabric, and the publication can also function a reference.