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Finsler geometry generalizes Riemannian geometry in the same sense that Banach spaces generalize Hilbert spaces. This book presents an expository account of seven important topics in Riemann-Finsler geometry, ones which have recently undergone significant development but have not had a detailed pedagogical treatment elsewhere. Each article will open the door to an active area of research, and is suitable for a special topics course in graduate-level differential geometry. The contributors consider issues related to volume, geodesics, curvature, complex differential geometry, and parametrized jet bundles, and include a variety of instructive examples Introduction to Manifolds; Functions of Several Variables and Mappings; Differentiable Manifolds and Submanifolds; Vector Fields on a Manifold; Tensors and Tensor Fields on Manifolds; Integration on Manifolds; Differentiation on Riemannian Manifolds; Curvature; Index
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William Robinson Boothby CMG (26 September 1829–12 July 1903) was Electoral Commissioner for South Australia, in charge of every parliamentary election from 1856 to 1903.
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