Contemporary Mathematics 1994; 224 pp; softcover Volume: 170 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 1998 ISBN10: 0821851721 ISBN13: 9780821851722 List Price: US$52 Member Price: US$41.60 Order Code: CONM/170
 This book contains the proceedings of the Special Session, Geometric Methods in Mathematical Physics, held at the joint AMSCMS meeting in Vancouver in August 1993. The papers collected here contain a number of new results in differential geometry and its applications to physics. The major themes include black holes, singularities, censorship, the Einstein field equations, geodesics, index theory, submanifolds, CRstructures, and spacetime symmetries. In addition, there are papers on YangMills fields, geometric techniques in control theory, and equilibria. Containing new results by established researchers in the field, this book provides a look at developments in this exciting area of research. Readership Researchers in differential geometry and mathematical physics. Table of Contents  J. K. Beem  Stability of geodesic incompleteness
 B. K. Berger, D. Garfinkle, V. Moncrief, and C. Swift  Numerical simulation of twopolarization Gowdy \(T^3\) cosmology
 P. T. Chruściel  "No hair" theoremsFolklore, conjectures, results
 K. L. Duggal and A. Bejancu  Spacetime geometry of CRstructures
 P. E. Ehrlich and S.B. Kim  From the Riccati inequality to the Raychaudhuri equation
 C. J. Fama and S. M. Scott  Invariance properties of boundary sets of open embeddings of manifolds and their application to the abstract boundary
 G. J. Galloway  Least area tori, black holes and topological censorship
 S. G. Harris  The method of timelike 2surfaces
 A. D. Helfer  Conjugate points and higher Arnol'dMaslov classes
 J. Isenberg and V. Moncrief  Manifolds with a circle action and the Einstein constraint equations
 W. Israel  The internal geometry of black holes
 H. P. Künzle  EinsteinYangMills fields with spherical symmetry
 D. Lewis  Quasiperiodic motions of planar liquid drops
 P. E. Parker  Compatible metrics on fiber bundles
 W. F. Shadwick and W. M. Sluis  Dynamic feedback for classical geometries
 R. Sharma and K. L. Duggal  Ricci curvature inheriting symmetries of semiRiemannian manifolds
