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IRMA Lectures in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
2012; 874 pp; hardcover
List Price: US$128
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The subject of this handbook is Teichmüller theory in a wide sense, namely the theory of geometric structures on surfaces and their moduli spaces. This includes the study of vector bundles on these moduli spaces, the study of mapping class groups, the relation with \(3\)-manifolds, the relation with symmetric spaces and arithmetic groups, the representation theory of fundamental groups, and applications to physics. Thus the handbook is a place where several fields of mathematics interact: Riemann surfaces, hyperbolic geometry, partial differential equations, several complex variables, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, combinatorial topology, low-dimensional topology, theoretical physics, and others. This confluence of ideas toward a unique subject is a manifestation of the unity and harmony of mathematics.
This volume contains surveys on the fundamental theory as well as surveys on applications to and relations with the fields mentioned above. It is written by leading experts in these fields. Some of the surveys contain classical material, while others present the latest developments of the theory as well as open problems.
This volume is divided into the following four sections:
This handbook is addressed to graduate students and researchers in all the fields mentioned.
A publication of the European Mathematical Society. Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in metric and analytic theory, group theory, algebraic topology of mapping class groups and moduli spaces, Teichmüller theory, and mathematicial physics.
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