Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics 2007; 433 pp; hardcover Volume: 48 ISBN10: 4931469426 ISBN13: 9784931469426 List Price: US$71 Member Price: US$56.80 Order Code: ASPM/48
 This volume contains surveys and original articles based on the talks given at the 40th Finsler Symposium on Finsler Geometry, held on September 910, 2005 at Hokkaido Tokai University, Sapporo, Japan. The symposium was not only a meeting of the Finsler geometers from Japan and abroad but also a commemoration of the late Professor Makoto Matsumoto. The papers included in this volume contain fundamental topics of modern RiemannFinsler geometry, interesting for specialists in Finsler geometry as well as researchers in Riemannian geometry or other fields of differential geometry and its applications. Volumes in this series are freely available electronically 5 years postpublication. Published for the Mathematical Society of Japan by Kinokuniya, Tokyo, and distributed worldwide, except in Japan, by the AMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis and geometry. Table of Contents Part I. Professor Makoto Matsumoto  Photos of Makoto Matsumoto
 H. Shimada and S. V. Sabau  Matsumoto's legacy. The life and work of Professor Makoto Matsumoto
Part II. Hunting Unicorns and Other Topics of Global Finsler Geometry  D. Bao  On two curvaturedriven problems in RiemannFinsler geometry
 S. Bácsó, X. Cheng, and Z. Shen  Curvature properties of \((\alpha, \beta)\)metrics
 I. R. Peter  A connectedness principle in positively curved Finsler manifolds
 S. V. Sabau and H. Shimada  RiemannFinsler surfaces
 L. Tamássy  Finsler geometry in the tangent bundle
Part III. Finslerian Inspired Differential Geometry  P. L. Antonelli and S. F. Rutz  Perturbations of constant connection Wagner spaces
 M. Crampin and D. J. Saunders  Path geometries and almost Grassmann structures
 R. L. Lovas, J. Pék, and J. Szilasi  Ehresmann connections, metrics and good metric derivatives
 R. Miron  Dynamical systems of the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanical systems
Part IV. Complex Finsler Geometry  T. Aikou  The ChernFinsler connection and FinslerKähler manifolds
 P.M. Wong  A survey of complex Finsler geometry
